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Fancesa plans to export to Paraguay and Argentina

15 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Following expansion of its Santa Cruz plant, Bolivian cement producer Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) has signalled the intent to export cement to Paraguay and Argentina, contradicting earlier plans by the company. "We can not just think about the markets of Santa Cruz or the country, we must expand and reach Paraguay, the north of Argentina, it will be beneficial for the company," Rivero said. The company expects to be able to send its first shipment to Paraguay in the comin...

Cementos Itacamba to export additional 4000t to Argentina

14 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s Cementos Itacamba is preparing a second cement and clinker shipment for export at the end of this month following the success of the first export delivery to Argentina and Paraguay. The second shipment will carry 4000t of cement, an identical amount when compared with the first one, and is set for Argentina via the Paraguay-Paraná waterway. In terms of clinker, the company expects to export 160,000t this year following the opening of the Yacuses plant, which enabled the comp...

Shift in Bolivian market due to reduced high-rise construction

23 October 2017, Published under Cement News

The decrease in the construction of high-rise buildings in Bolivia has led to a change in cement sales, according to Fancesa’s Marketing Manager, Marcelo Maranon. Purchases are now carried out in random volumes rather than requiring large-sized deliveries, he said. The markets in La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba have become saturated with such buildings, shifting the emphasis on smaller projects.

Key equipment for Fancesa line arrives at port

19 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Some 200 large components for the new production line of Bolivian cement producer Fábrica Nacional de Cemento (Fancesa) have arrived at the northern Chilean port of Iquique. From Iquique Terminal Internacional they will be transported to Cal Orcko, near Sucre, where the new 2100tpd line will be built. Commissioning is scheduled for mid-2019. FLSmidth was awarded the contract for the line on 27 July 2016. Equipment supply will include ATOX® 35.0 vertical mill for raw grinding, ROTAX-2® r...

Fancesa to modernise Cal Orck’o packing section

12 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Fabrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) has received four proposals for the modernisation of its packing department at its Cal Orck’o plant, Bolivia. Haver & Boecker, FL Smidth Ventomatic, Claudius Peters Inc and Beumer Latinoamérica all responded to the call for tender to supply equipment for a new cement silo, a rotary packer with automatic bag applicator and a mechanised truck loading system.

Fancesa sees rise in net profit and reinvestment

03 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Fancesa of Bolivia reported a net profit of BOB255m in 2016, a rise of BOB6.2m when compared with 2015. Some 60 per cent of net profit will be distributed between the three co-owners while 40 per cent will be reinvested in the cement company to pay for its new production line. The previous year, some 20 per cent of BOB248.8m generated net profits were reinvested. "In this management has decided that 60 per cent of profits are distributed among co-owners and 40 per cent goes to reinves...

Bolivia’s cement producers demand Peruvian cement import ban

03 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producers are demanding a government ban on the import of Peruvian cement and clinker by Cemento Yura. In addition, they expect the Bolivian government to raise tariffs for clinker imports and take other measures against unfair competition in the market by Cemento Itacamba.

FANCESA Cal Orck’o works to start production mid-2019

30 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s Fábrica Nacional de Cemento (FANCESA) will finish all earthmoving works on the site of its new cement plant in Cal Orck’o  in two months’ time, according to the company. New equipment will start arriving in September with the line’s completion scheduled in 2019. The earth movement stage was expected to take only four months but for undisclosed reasons there has been a four-month lag. However, FLSmidth, who was awarded the contract on 27 July 2016 has pledged to start equipment d...

Bolivia: Potosí groundworks to start in two months

05 April 2017, Published under Cement News

The construction of the new cement works in Potosí, Bolivia, is moving ahead as the movement of land at the site is scheduled to start in two months’ time, according to Williams Cervantes Beltrán, the town’s mayor. The new plant represents a total investment of US$306m, including the mobilisation and exploitation of the limestone deposits and operating expenses. The construction of the plant itself is expected to cost around US$241m. Last March t he Bolivian government awarded the contra...

Fancesa: no exports to Paraguay and Argentina

24 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s Fancesa no longer views Paraguay and Argentina as viable export markets for its products. While the neighbouring countries would have provided an alternative sales route for Bolivia’s oversupply of cement a few years ago, domestic product of these countries is now cheaper and more readily available, said Eduardo Kunstek of Fancesa. For instance, the recent price decrease in Paraguay sees a 50kg bag of cement sell for PYG39,800 or BOB47 with a further fall to PYG36,000 or BOB46 ...