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Bolivia: Potosi plant ruled out

17 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, ruled out the building of a cement plant in Quiburi, Potosi.  The new works was expected to cost US$401m, including the building of a pipeline that feeds the plant. However, the project was postponed indefinitely although Empresa Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (Ecebol) launched an international tender in February 2012 for the construction and commissioning of the plant.

Sinoma signs EP contract with Itacamba Cemento

24 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Sinoma International has signed a formal EP contract with Itacamba Cemento, a subsidiary of Votorantim, for a 2000tpd line in Bolivia. The contract scope is from raw material crushing to cement silo. Sinoma’s  responsibilities cover engineering design, mechanical equipment supply, transportation on DAP basis, on-site services, etc. The project schedule is 24 months.

Molins and Votorantim to control Bolivia's Itacamba

01 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins of Spain plans the acquisition of a majority stake in Bolivia's Cementos Itacamba. The purchase is expected to take place via Spain-based Yacuces, a joint venture with Brazil-based Votorantim Cimentos, which is also its associate in Argentina (Cementos Avellaneda) and Uruguay (Cementos Artigas). The first step will be an agreement to buy 66.7 per cent of Itacamba Cementos, which currently runs a cement mill in Germán Busch province. Yacuces has agreed to pay US$18.6m for t...

Bolivia: COBOCE reaches agreement with transport organisations

09 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement co-operative Cooperativa Boliviana de Cemento, Industrias y Servicios (COBOCE) has come to an agreement with cement transport organisations on how its deliveries will be divided among local transport firms in Cochabamba. These firms had been on strike for a week, blocking the main road to Cochabamba, prior to this agreement. Asotram will keep a 30 per cent share, Transpeco a 35 per cent share and Sindicato de Transportes Capinota a 35 per cent share, which means that COBOCE...

Consortium awarded Oruro contract, Bolivia

04 April 2014, Published under Cement News

German-Spanish consortium (ThyssenKrupp) Polysius-Sacyr-Imasa has been awarded the US$244m contract for Ecebol’s new cement plant in Caracollo Norte, Oruro, Bolivia, according to the general manager of the Service for the Development of Productive Public Companies (SEDEM), Patricia Ballivián. Local press have reported that the award includes the construction of a US$2m electrical substation that was outside the technical scope of the project but represents a saving for the Bolivian state....

Bolivia: Itacamba starts Yacuses construction in May

26 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Itacamba will start building its new cement plant in Yacuses, Bolivia, on 13 May when civil works on the project commence. In April, heavy equipment will roll onto the terrain to prepare the 7ha site for construction. The Yacuses works reflects an investment of US$200m. With a production capacity of 0.85Mta will cover the current 0.5Mta supply deficit in the Santa Cruz market. The project represents the realisation of a shelved 40-year old plan. However, two years ago, the project was...

Bolivian cement project hits gas supply issue

21 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento (Soboce) said that investments in the sector have been stalled by the lack of energy to build new plants. Soboce planned to invest around US$160m in a new 0.8Mta cement works in the municipality of Port Suárez, Yacuses, but the lack of gas supply, which was to be delivered by state-owned Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB), to the site delayed the project. Soboce president, Samuel Doria Medina closely-linked the cem...

Bolivia expects to cease cement imports in 2017

20 March 2014, Published under Cement News

In 2017, Bolivia will no longer require cement imports following the launch of production at the Ecebol plant, according to Patricia Ballivian, general manager of the Productive Public Enterprises Development Service (Sedemp). "We will stop importing cement with our plant and will capture more than 20 per cent of the market. We expect plant construction to take three years, ie we will be starting operations in 2017 to cover the market,” said the official. She said the country currently ...

Ecebol opens tenders for Oruro project, Bolivia

19 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Empreso Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (Ecebol) has opened the tenders for the design, equipment supply, construction and commissioning for its greenfield Oruro cement works. Nine companies are bidding for the BOB1.7m (US$246,033) project. This process is important as it starts a project which is much-needed in the country as it not only generates economic and employment opportunities for Bolivians, but also offers the construction industry a product which meets international stan...

Bolivia: gas deal for Yacuses plant

28 January 2014, Published under Cement News

A cement plant in Yacuses, Bolivia, being constructed by Itacamba has received government authorisation to take delivery of natural gas to fire its new kiln line. Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) will deliver 250,000m3 as well as a US$15m-long pipeline which will be connected to Brazil, according to the agreement with YPFB. Construction of the US$200m cement line is expected to start in April and will see capacity rise by 0.2Mta to 0.85Mta by April 2015. The additional...