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Bolivia’s government expects to sign Potosi contract in March

23 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The Bolivian government anticipates to sign the contract for the construction of a new cement plant in Potosi in March. "I want to tell the department of Potosí, its factory is guaranteed with an investment of US$307m. Possibly the first days of March we are going to sign the construction contract," President Evo Morales said in his management report to the Plurinational Legislative Assembly. The Potosi plant will be the second state-owned cement works in Bolivia. In September 2015 const...

Bolivia: FLSmidth receives FANCESA order

19 December 2016, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has secured an order from Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (FANCESA) in Bolivia for the supply of equipment to construct a 2100tpd cement production line. The order represents an investment of more than US$75m and is expected to be fully executed by 1Q18. FLSmidth will supply a complete cement production line with the latest environmental pollution control systems. Equipment supply will include ATOX ® 35.0 vertical mill for raw grinding, ROTAX-2 ® rotary kiln with low NO x ILC c...

Bolivian cement demand at 2.6Mta in 9M16

12 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s cement market required 2.663Mt of cement in the first nine months of 2016, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Santa Cruz had the highest demand for the grey product at 867,816t, a third of national consumption. La Paz accounted for an additional 20 per cent or 534,037t and Cochabamba an extra 19 per cent of 521,176t. Domestic cement output reached 2.697Mta between January and September of this year. Chuquisaca headed the production figures with 737,4...

Bolivia’s Morales signs off 1.3Mta cement works plan

09 November 2016, Published under Cement News

President Evo Morales authorised the construction of a US$306m cement plant in Potosí, Bolivia. The new 1.3Mta works will be built in Cutara, near Karachipampa, near an important limestone deposit. Around US$245m is earmarked for the actual plant while the remainder will be spent on complementary services such as electricity, gas, roads and the installation of potable water.

Bolivia: Soboce receives new kiln

25 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement company Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento (Soboce) has received a vertical kiln, the first to will installed in Bolivia, as part of Illimani LP12 project. An FLSmidth OK 36-4 mill will also be fitted into the firm's Viacha factory. The plant currently produces over 0.9Mta of cement but will see a capacity raise by 136 per cent to 2Mta. The project is 45 per cent complete and represents a total investment of over BOB550m (US$80.17m). The new equipment will be in use by the 2H...

Bolivia: motor for mill 4000m above sea level

18 August 2016, Published under Cement News

German company Menzel Elektromotoren has delivered two motors to a cement plant in Bolivia for a cement mill and a classifier. The mill in question is not only Bolivia’s first VRM, but at 4000m above sea level it is also the highest installed elevation of an OK mill in the entire Americas. Due to the mill’s location, particular technical attention had to be paid to the durability of the motors. Menzel modified its standard motors further so they would be able to withstand special operatin...

Bolivia’s Fancesa to open bids for new production unit

26 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The opening of bids for the equipment of Fancesa’s new production facilities is expected today, according to Herland Daza, general manager of the Bolivian cement company.    FLSmidth and Polysius are participating in the tender, which is valued around US$220m, according to Mr Daza.

Bolivia: Itacamba’s highest production figures

06 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer Itacamba Cemento has reported its highest ever production figure of cement, reaching 20,006t in June 2016 and breaking its previous record of 18,764.65t reported in August 2007. The firm intends to begin production at its Yacuses plant towards in the second half of 2016. Clinker production at the plant should begin in November and cement production in December.

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.