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Bolivia’s cement producers demand Peruvian cement import ban

03 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producers are demanding a government ban on the import of Peruvian cement and clinker by Cemento Yura. In addition, they expect the Bolivian government to raise tariffs for clinker imports and take other measures against unfair competition in the market by Cemento Itacamba.

FANCESA Cal Orck’o works to start production mid-2019

30 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s Fábrica Nacional de Cemento (FANCESA) will finish all earthmoving works on the site of its new cement plant in Cal Orck’o  in two months’ time, according to the company. New equipment will start arriving in September with the line’s completion scheduled in 2019. The earth movement stage was expected to take only four months but for undisclosed reasons there has been a four-month lag. However, FLSmidth, who was awarded the contract on 27 July 2016 has pledged to start equipment d...

Bolivia: Potosí groundworks to start in two months

05 April 2017, Published under Cement News

The construction of the new cement works in Potosí, Bolivia, is moving ahead as the movement of land at the site is scheduled to start in two months’ time, according to Williams Cervantes Beltrán, the town’s mayor. The new plant represents a total investment of US$306m, including the mobilisation and exploitation of the limestone deposits and operating expenses. The construction of the plant itself is expected to cost around US$241m. Last March t he Bolivian government awarded the contra...

Fancesa: no exports to Paraguay and Argentina

24 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s Fancesa no longer views Paraguay and Argentina as viable export markets for its products. While the neighbouring countries would have provided an alternative sales route for Bolivia’s oversupply of cement a few years ago, domestic product of these countries is now cheaper and more readily available, said Eduardo Kunstek of Fancesa. For instance, the recent price decrease in Paraguay sees a 50kg bag of cement sell for PYG39,800 or BOB47 with a further fall to PYG36,000 or BOB46 ...

Bolivia awards Potosí contract to German-Spanish consortium

22 March 2017, Published under Cement News

The Bolivian government has awarded the US$241m contract to construct a new cement plant in Potosí to a consortium of Germany-based thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions and Spanish companies Imasa and Valoriza (Sacyr Group). The new plant will be located in the community of Chiutara, 4000m above sea level, making it one of the highest in the world, according to the Service’s of Development of Productive Companies (Sedem). The consortium is scheduled to the deliver the 1.3Mta plant in 36 ...

Bolivia: President opens 2000tpd Itacamba plant

13 February 2017, Published under Cement News

President Evo Morales of Bolivia opened the first integrated cement plant in Itacamba at the weekend, in the department of Santa Cruz. Following an investment of US$220m, the Itacamba Cimento SA 2000tpd cement plant in Yacuses has started commercial production to reduce the country's reliance on imports. The works will guarantee the supply of cement for projects in Santa Cruz and Beni, with plans to expand deliveries to Tarija. Gebr Pfeiffer provided a MPS 3750 B raw mill for this project....

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.