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Ecebol to start cement sales in August

13 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Bolivian state-owned producer Empresa Pública Productiva de Cementos de Bolivia (Ecebol) will start selling cement from its new Oruro works in August. According to the manager of the Development Service of Public Productive Enterprises (SEDEM), Patricia Ballivián, the current cost of the cement is the most expensive in the region and the company will serve to increase competition in the domestic market and set “a fair price” for the population and construction companies. “We already have...

Bolivia cement imports down 30% in 2019

10 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement imports into Bolivia fell by 29.6 per cent YoY in 2018 and continue to decline, according to the Bolivian Institute for Exterior Commerce (IBCE). "In 2017 Bolivia imported 268,404t of cement for a value of US$28.6m dollars, while in 2018 it was reduced to 189,013t for a value of US$20.1m," said the IBCE. In January-February 2019 the country imported 17,423t of cement with a value of US$1.9m. Imported cement is sourced from several countries, including Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Argent...

Itacamba Cement launches US$95.6m notes offering

07 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Itacamba Cemento of Bolivia has announced a US$95.6m notes offering on the Bolivian stock exchange. The company is a subsidiary of Cementos Molins and Votorantim Cementos of Spain and Brazil, respectively. Previsión AFP Bolivia acted as initial purchasers on the offering. Itacamba Cementos is headquartered in Santa Cruz and has a cement capacity of approximately 1Mta with a grinding plant in Puerto Quijarro and an integrated plant in Yacuces.

Ecebol's Oruro cement plant produces first cement

18 April 2019, Published under Cement News

On 15 April 2019, Empresa Publica Productiva Cementos de Bolivia's ( Ecebol) Oruro cement plant produced its first cement, according to schedule. In the following weeks the plant will carry out the performance tests and it is estimated is that by the end of May the Final Acceptance Certificate will be received.   The consortium ThyssenKrupp Polysius-Imasa Ingeniería y Proyectos-Sacyr Industrial have engineered, supplied and erected the 3000tpd plant at 4.040m above sea level. Some 4.6m wor...

Bolivia’s Potosí plant construction 2/3 completed

28 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Construction work on the US$241m state-owned cement plant in Chiutara, Potosí, has been 66 per cent completed, according to Bolivian President, Evo Morales. The cement works is currently being built by a consortium formed by Spain-based Imasa and Valoriza (Sacyr group) and Germany’s Polysius. The consortium was contracted by the Bolivian government in 2017 to build the 1.3Mta plant in 36 months. Mr Morales added that the government approved a decree so that the roads built in the country ...

Bolivia’s Lower House approves Ecebol land

26 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The Lower House of the Bolivian Parliament has approved a bill to provide 39.8ha of land to state-run Ecebol for a future cement plant in Potosi. The site is located in Chiutara and was formerly owned by Potosi council. The contract for the 1.3Mta production facility was signed in March 2018. The project represents an investment of US$241.1m.

Ecebol Oruro plant to start production testing at end February

07 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based cement producer Ecebol is finalising construction of its plant at Jeruyo, Oruro. The company expects the start production tests at the end of the month. President Evo Morales is due to visit the plant’s facilities on Friday 8 February. The plant has a packing capacity of 3600 bags/h and a production capacity of 1.3Mta of cement. While the plant uses German technology, some 96 per cent of labour used to build it is Bolivian. The project is under administration of the Developme...

Bolivia to prohibit poor-quality cement imports

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Bolivian government will verify the quality of imported cement as of the start of this year and if found to be insufficient, the consignment will not be allowed to enter the country, according to Eugenio Rojas, the country’s minister of Productive Development. “We now work to prohibit the import of poor-quality cement. The quality is shown by the drying of the product in less than 30 days, but Peruvian cement has a poorer quality, which is why works are cracked. This cannot be allowed ...

Fancesa lowers prices for Christmas

21 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Fancesa’s 2018 Christmas campaign has seen the company lower its cement prices to BOB42/bag (US$6.07/bag) from BOB46 in Sucre, Bolivia. The company expects to meet its target of 90,200t of monthly cement sales in December, after record sales in November 2018 helped the company exceed its target by five per cent.

FANCESA finishes silo base at Cal’Orck’o plant

19 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s FANCESA reported it finished constructing the base of the clinker silo at its new cement plant in Cal Orck’o. The base is 45m in diameter and 2m thick and will serve as the foundation of a 35m-high structure. The construction was carried out by the cement plant’s staff and Concretec and required 70h of labour.