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Loma Negra to hire 120 workers for L'Amali II

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement producer Loma Negra announced it will hire 120 workers for the new line at its US$350m L'Amalí II plant in Bonaerense de Olavarría, Argentina. Of the 120 new positions, 80 will be operators and the rest managers and analysts, according to a company statement. The selection of staff will be carried out both internally and externally and the company will be in charge of carrying out the search. Loma Negra highlighted that the external search will focus on Olavarría and sur...

Loma Negra to shut Sierras Bayas plant

10 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement producer Loma Negra has announced it will close its Sierras Bayas plant, the oldest cement production facility in the country. The plant, which is a century old, operated as a grinding and dispatch facility since 2001, when a domestic downturn in the market led to the shutdown of its kiln. While two years ago, Sierras Bayas employed 100 workers, now there are only 22 left, in addition to 23 that supply services to the works. Sierras Bayas provided employment to around 1800...

Argentine cement market declines 7% in September

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption fell 7.2 per cent YoY and 10.4 per cent MoM to 938,972t in September 2019, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Domestic demand was entirely supplied by the country’s cement producers. Cement output by Argentina’s cement producers declined 6.7 per cent YoY to 948,206t in September 2019. Of this total, 938,972t was supplied to the domestic market and 9234t was exported. January-September 2019 Between January and September 2019, the Argentin...

Argentina records 6% fall in dispatches for August

06 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina has recorded a 5.8 per cent YoY decrease in cement dispatches to 1.052Mt for August 2019, compared with 1.117Mt in the year-ago period. Domestic dispatches fell to 1.047Mt from 1.113Mt, while exports declined to 4230t from 4611t in August 2018. The country’s demand was met by domestic production and as such, no imports were recorded for the month.

Loma Negra to turn San Juan plant into grinding and dispatch unit

05 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina's Loma Negra has announced that it will be converting its 400tpd integrated plant in San Juan into a grinding and cement dispatch facility. "In the plant no more cement will be manufactured, the clinker will be brought from the Frías plant in Catamarca, located 600km away," said Ivan Malla, general secretary of the Argentine Mining Workers Association (AOMA). Of the 70 plant workers, this decision was expected to impact 40. However, after union negotiations this was reduced to 2...

Geocycle signs tyre co-processing agreement with Argentina

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina subsidiary Geocycle has signed an agreement with Argentina’s Minister of Production, Labour and Sustainable Development, Graciela Pinal de Cid to enable the co-processing of tyres. Ms Pinal de Cid said: "Today we are initiating a framework agreement with the company Geocycle, belonging to the firm Holcim Argentina, to solve a situation that involves society as a whole, such as tires out of use." She added: “We will generate a joint work agenda between the province and the ...

Loma Negra sees 2% drop in 2Q revenue but EBITDA up

09 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina-based Loma Negra reported a 2.2 per cent YoY drop in 2Q net revenue to ARS7.47bn (US$165m) while consolidated adjusted EBITDA increased 7.1 per cent YoY to ARS1.929bn, according to Wall Street Online. The rise in EBITDA was attributed mainly to the cement, masonry and lime segment in Argentina but was also supported by growth across the company’s other key segment. Moreover, it was partially offset by non-recurrent production footprint adequacy cost of around ARS188m, without whi...

Argentine cement demand up 5% in July

08 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Total cement consumption in Argentina in July 2019 increased 5.1 per cent YoY to 1,000,711t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The market requirement was entirely supplied by domestic plants, unlike in July 2018 when 2540t of cement was imported. Production from Argentine plants during July 2019 reached 1,003,869t, up 5.4 per cent when compared with July 2018. This includes 3158t of exports, which represents a YoY rise of 18.3 per cent. January-July 2019 In the year ...

Loma Negra reports fire at L'Amalí plant

06 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s Loma Negra has reported that a fire broke out in an auxiliary building of the second line at its L'Amalí plant, Olavarría, last Thursday night. The line is still under construction, however the cause of the incident is yet to be determined. The company has noted that no significant impacts are expected and the plant will operate normally to serve its customers, according to a press release.

Holcim Argentina to replace 35% of energy with wind power

24 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina has signed a contract with YPF Luz to replace 35 per cent of its conventionally-sourced energy with wind power. This translates to 142,000Mwh per annum of demand, which YPF Luz will supply from its 30MW Los Teros wind farm. The wind farm is currently being constructed in Azul, Buenos Aires, and will begin delivering power to the Argentine Interconnected System in February 2020. "It is a pleasure to present this agreement. It is a sign of Holcim’s commitment to sustainabilit...