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The making of Oruro

13 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Empresa Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL) recently brought its 1Mta cement plant in Oruro, Bolivia, online. The project is the first of two greenfield production facilities supported by the government to use the area’s natural resources and provide high-quality and competitively-priced cement to the domestic market. By Miguel Vilaseca, Empresa Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia, Bolivia, and PEC Consulting Group LLC, USA. Located near the town of Jeruyo in the Bolivi...

ECEBOL sells BOB35m since start-up

04 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s  new ECEBOL unit has sold BOB35m (US$5m) of cement since its recent start-up. The company produces IP-40 cement and since August has launched the product in Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, La Paz and Oruro. The plant currently operates at 60 per cent of its cement capacity, which is expected to be ramped up to 100 per cent next year. “At the moment we have sold cement to a value to BOB35m, and we run at a capacity of 50-60 per cent,” according to Patricia Ballivián, general manager of ...

Fancesa's new plant 85% complete

17 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The construction of the new cement plant of Fábrica Nacional de Cemento Sucre SA (Fancesa) in Cal Orck'o, Bolivia, is 85 per cent complete, according to the company’s President, Armin Cortez. "The new production line of the Fábrica Nacional de Cemento Sucre SA, to date is at 85 per cent of physical execution and 81 per cent of financial execution, and it was possible to meet the goals planned within the contract, there are problems in some areas, but they will not affect the normal fulfilme...

A new line for FANCESA

21 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer FANCESA is expanding its cement capacity with a new line at its Cal Orck’o site. With the new project, the company plans to consolidate its domestic leadership position as well as improve operational efficiency of the plant near Sucre. Fancesa is currently expanding its cement plant at Cal Orck’o, Sucre, Bolivia Bolivian cement producer FANCESA operates a cement plant with a clinker capacity of 2800tpd at Cal Orck’o, near Sucre. The company is currently ...

Bolivia's drive to reduce imports

09 August 2019, Published under Cement News

This week saw the inauguration of the new plant of Empresa Pública Productiva de Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL), located in Jeruyo, Caracollo, in the country’s Oruro province. The 1.3Mta plant represents an investment of US$306m by the country’s government, according to Bolivia’s President, Evo Morales.   ECEBOL is also planning a further cement plant in Chiutara, Potosí. The company was granted a 39.8ha plot of state-owned land by the Lower House of the Bolivian Parliament in February....

ECEBOL’s Oruro plant inaugurated

05 August 2019, Published under Cement News

On Saturday, 3 August, Empresa Pública Productiva de Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL) inaugurated its new Oruro plant in presence of Evo Morales, Bolivia’s president. “The cement factory we have, is the most modern in South America, is in Caracollo; a huge satisfaction" and "our cement factory is inaugurated, an expected dream maybe 50 or 60 years in the department of Oruro," said the President Evo Morales in a rally that accompanied the delivery of the plant of ECEBOL. The 1.3Mta cement pro...

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 2018

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...