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Fancesa gears up for exports to Paraguay, Argentina and Chile

06 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer Fancesa will carry out market research in Paraguay, Argentina and Chile this year with a view to entering these markets as soon as the company’s new line is up and running in 2019. While the decision to export was taken in January last year, it was not until last February that the company’s President, Eduardo Rivero, confirmed that the negotiations with Paraguay were moving in the final lap. However, it was expected that exports would start this year. Four mon...

FANCESA considering new mill near Paraguay border

22 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s FANCESA is planning a new mill and bagging facility near the border with Paraguay, and is in discussions with an undisclosed Paraguayan company. “From that meeting we will be able to establish a cement grinding and distribution facility 500km from Santa Cruz and 300km from Paraguay,” Eduardo Rivero, FANCESA’s president. The new facility is expected to represent an investment of US$16m, shared between the two companies in the partnership. The other firm will manage the marke...

Itacamba expects to export 119,000t to Paraguay and Argentina

06 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer Cemento Itacamba projects cement exports of 119,000t to Paraguay and Argentina this year. The company expects to deliver over 60,000t to Argentina as well as starting exports to Paraguay as part of its strategy to penetrate neighbouring markets. In addiiton, it will continue clinker exports to Paraguay, which has already confirmed the sale of 60,000t. The commissioning of the Yacuses plant enables the country to start exporting cement as it now has a produ...

Ecebol Oruro plant ready for trial in September

26 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Empresa Pública Cementos de Bolivia (Ecebol)’s plant in Caracollo, Oruro, is expected to be ready for its trial run in September, according to the country’s Minister of Productive Development and Plural Economy, Eugenio Rojas. "The cement plant of Oruro de Caracollo we will do the test in September, at the end of the year we would be starting to operate or in the last case in 2019,” he said.

First cement shipment arrives at Barranqueras port

12 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The first shipment of 3964t of cement was unloaded at the Argentine port of Barranqueras, Chaco region. The Bolivian cement was purchased by Cemento Avellaneda and will be distributed throughout the north of Argentina. Some 50,000tpa of cement was imported into Argentina in 2016 and 2017, according to The Global Cement Report, 12th Edition.

FLSmidth receives COBOCE OK™ mill order

05 December 2017, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has been awarded an order for engineering, procurement and supply of equipment for a new OK T™  43-4 vertical cement mill for Cooperativa Boliviana de Cemento's (COBOCE Ltda) Irpa Irpa plant, 65km from Cochabamba, Bolivia. The order covers a complete range of equipment from mill feeding bins, grinding and cement transport.The scope of supply includes an OK™ 43-4 vertical mill with a capacity of 130tph, a MAAG Gear reducer and fabric from FLSmidth Airtech and automation package for...

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...