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Insumos Bolivia's cement import expectations

05 January 2015, Published under Cement News

State-owned Insumos Bolivia expects to import 600,000 bags of cement in 2015. Its director Oscar Sandy said the company would import, as in 2014, IP30 and IP40 cement from Peru’s Yura. "The projection for 2015, as so determined by the national government, is to continue the import of cement to overcome the shortfall in domestic production of this basic input for building, reaching 600,000 bags and so to reassure the entrepreneurs in this sector and families who carry out the construction ...

Gebr Pfeiffer to supply raw mill to new Itacamba cement plant

18 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Itacamba Cemento SA has awarded Gebr Pfeiffer Inc the contract for a raw mill which will be installed at the cement producer's new 2000tpd cement plant in the Bolivian municipality of Yacuces. Gebr Pfeiffer has been selected to supply the raw material grinding system using an MPS 3750 B mill as its key component. Raw material output will be 210tph with a fineness of 14 per cent residue on 90µm.   The project scope includes: •  DSZ 1400 R rotary lock •  Mill MPS 3750 B raw mill •  SLS 3150...

Peru's Gloria Group acquires control of Soboce, Bolivia

18 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Peruvian conglomerate Gloria Group has acquired an outstanding 51.35 per cent stake in Bolivia's largest cement producer Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento (Soboce) for US$300m. Gloria previously held a 47 per cent stake in Soboce, once the flagship of magnate and former presidential candidate Doria Medina, with US$280mn in annual sales. Mr Medina, who lost to President Evo Morales in the October presidential elections, opposed Mr Morales' move to nationalise Soboce's 30 per cent stake in cemen...

Bolivia: FLSmidth to supply new Soboce plant

25 November 2014, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has signed a contract with Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento SA (SOBOCE) for the supply of equipment and machinery for a cement plant in Bolivia. The cost of the project is estimated at US$180m and will include the construction of a 0.8Mta cement plant in Yacuses, Puerto Suarez, that is expected to be fuelled by natural gas. Álvaro Andrade, national project manager, and Felix Salek, regional manager SOBOCE, indicated that during the construction phase up to 600 people for the developme...

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...