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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...

Bolivia announces Peruvian cement import

07 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Insumos Bolivia plans the import of Peruvian cement to meet the shortage of cement in Bolivia’s domestic market. It has approached Yura de Perú for the delivery of Portland cement.  The government body has denied reports of supply problems and maintains it holds a stock of 80,000 bags. The imports would be purchased “to supply the construction sector with a quality product and without sales restrictions. The sale of cement primarily occurs in La Paz, Santa Cruz y Cochabamba, which have...

Fancesa to open bidding process for new plant, Bolivia

15 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer Fancesa will put out its planned new cement works out to tender next year. Mirko Gardilcic, Fancesa manager, said the new works will be a split-site plant with the clinker factory in the outskirts of Sucre while the grinding unit will be built near Santa Cruz de la Sierra. The new facilities will increase Fancesa’s current production capacity by 40 per cent. The US$220m investment will be financed with accumulated funds to the tune of US$70m while the remainder...

Ecebol to cover 22% Bolivian cement demand

19 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Ecebol, the state-owned cement project, is expected to cover 22 per cent of Bolivia’s cement demand when it is completed in 2018, announced the Bolivian president Evo Morales. The new plant will cost US$306m and have a cement production capacity of 1.13Mta. As reported earlier, the government authorised the release of US$244m for the implementation, operation and commissioning of the works. Meanwhile, the executive director of Insumo Bolivia, Óscar Sandy, said that there is no shor...

Bolivia authorises Ecebol new plant spend

18 September 2013, Published under Cement News

The government of Bolivia has authorised the release of US$244,928,439 to Empresa Pública Cementos Boliviana (Ecebol) for the implementation, operation and commissioning of a cement works in Oruro. The Banco de Desarrollo Productivo is making the resources available in the form of a 20-year credit with three years grace. The loan will have a fixed annual interest of one per cent with annual repayments. No project deadlines or a specific construction site has been established for the ...