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Bolivia: Fancesa seek new transport solution

10 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Fancesa will study a project for its own road transport company put forward by the Chuquisaca government. The firm is in the middle of a dispute with local unionised truck drivers who anticipate that the new business unit will be a total failure. Fancesa has reportedly received an offer from Volvo that could provide at least 100 trucks immediately.

Bolivia: Yacuses expected to produce cement in December

16 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Work on the 0.87Mta Yacuses cement plant, owned by Itacamba Cemento, in the Germán Busch province of Bolivia, 590km from Santa Cruz, has been completed by 70 per cent, according to the latest reports in the local press. First clinker is expected to be produced in November, with first cement leaving the production line in December. Equipment for the US$220m works was delivered by China-based Tianjin Cement Industry Design & Research Institute.

Fancesa invites five overseas contracts to build new Sucre works

05 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s Fábrica de Cemento Sucre SA (Fancesa) has invited five foreign equipment suppliers to take part in the bidding for the construction of its new plant in Sucre. “We have sent the invitations to European and Asian companies, in case of the Asian firms only to Japanese companies,” said Braulio Yucra, Fancesa director. Invited were Cemengal (Spain), FLSmidth (Denmark), Kawasaki (Japan), Krupp Polysius AG (Germany) and Grupo Faex (France). These now have 45 days to present their propos...

Claudius Peters' Bolivian order

09 March 2016, Published under Cement News

The Spanish consortium, UTE ORURO, awarded a contract to Claudius Peters Projects for the delivery of a new packing and palletising plant for a greenfield cement plant in Oruro, Bolivia. UTE ORURO consists of Sacyr Industrial and Imasa Ingenieria y Proyectos SA, which received the order together with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions to erect a new cement plant in the Bolivian highlands. The final customer, state-run Empresa Publica Productiva Cementos de Bolivia, plans a works with...

Bolivia: Oruro plant online in 2017

21 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Work on the new Oruro cement works in Caracollo, owned by Empresa Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (Ecebol), is steadily progressing. Following an inspection of the construction of the Oruro cement works in Caracollo, engineering works have advanced by 17 per cent and the overall project has been completed by around a quarter. Therefore, the commissioning of the plant is expected in 2017. The plant covers an area of 9ha, excluding the quarry and reflects an investment of around U...

Bolivia to increase output in 2016

19 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Bolivia is expected to increase production by around 11 per cent this year, as demand rises. Moreover, the commissioning of the new Sucre and Yacuses works will add to total output. Production for FY15, ending 31 March 2016, is forecast to be around 1Mt while predictions for FY16 are between 1.02-1.04Mt. “The market has been experiencing significant growth of about six each year. As a company we have been accompanying this growth to keep our majority share mainly in the department of Sant...

Itacamba's new plant on track for 2H15 opening, Bolivia

11 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Itacamba Cemento's new plant in Yacuses, near Puerto Suarez, Santa Cruz, is set to open in the second half of 2015, according to local press reports. The new facility will have a capacity of 870,000tpa of cement and primarily serve the Santa Cruz market in eastern Bolivia.

Bolivia: Fancesa launches tender for new works

06 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) has launched the international tender process for its new US$227m cement plant in Sucre. The 2Mta works is the latest step in capacity expansion for the cement producer. On 19 May 2014, Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, inaugurated a new line at the company’s Sucre works.

Bolivia: Soboce income falls 49% in FY14-15

22 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Soboce profits fell 48.8 per cent YoY from US$31.46m to USS16.12m in the period April 2014-March 2015. The result due to a rise in costs, heavy rains and the payment of a US$7.41m fine for alleged anti-competitive practices. Sales volumes and prices have remained stable, according to the company. "The projection of revenues for the current administration depends on the growth in domestic demand for cement. We expect that economic indicators have performed well accompanied with a good clima...

Bolivia: Soboce raises bagged cement price

08 May 2015, Published under Cement News

The price of a bag of cement produced by Bolivia’s Soboce increased 4.5 per cent or BOB2.50 to BOB58.50 in La Paz and by BOB3 to BOB58 in Oruro. Soboce has said the rise would bring the price in line with other parts of Bolivia. However, building companies attribute the advance to an increase in salaries at the cement producer this year.