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Elementia commissions Yucatan plant

28 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Mexico's Cementos Fortaleza ( Elementia) inaugurated its new grinding plant in Yucatan last Friday, together with the governor of Yucatan, Mauricio Vila  Dosal , the mayor of Progreso, Julián  Zacarías   Curi , and the Secretariat of Economic Development and Work, Ernesto Herrera Novel. The grinding station will have a cement production capacity of 250,000tpa and during the first stage of construction generated about 300 direct and 450 indirect jobs.

Cementos Fortaleza inaugurates Progreso plant

21 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Elementia-owned Cementos Fortaleza inaugurated its new US$25m cement plant in Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico. Yucatan state governor, Mauricio Vila Dosal, and Elementia CEO, Jaime Rocha Font attended the ceremony. The production facility has a capacity of 0.25Mta and incorporates state-of-the-art technology. It will complement the company’s current coverage of the Mexican market and is in line with its present expansion strategy. At the end of 2019, Elementia’s cement operations held a market...

New tax bill proposed for cement sales in Costa Rican province

16 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Oscar Cascante, a deputy of Costa Rica’s PUSC party, is reportedly pushing for legislation that will see a five per cent sales tax on Cementos Fortaleza, a relatively new player in the country’s cement production sector. The company inaugurated its plant in Esparza, Puntarenas province, 10 months ago. Current legislation states that cement firms must pay five per cent tax on the price of every sale if they carry out production in Guanacaste, Cartago or San José. The taxes are then used by...

Carbon capture bioreactor starts at Fortaleza's Tula plant

24 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) has developed a bioreactor which uses microalgae to capture flue gases from cement companies. The reactor was launched at Cementos Fortaleza’s cement plant in Tula in the country’s state of Hidalgo, where it will pilot the technology at plant level. In the process the exhaust gas from the kiln is passed through a reactor that contains water, nutrients and microalgae that retain carbon dioxide through photosynthesis and convert it to biomass...

Cementos Fortaleza begins construction of cement mill

28 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s Cementos Fortaleza, part of Elementia, has begun the construction of a new 0.25Mta cement mill in Merida, Yucatan. The plant represents an investment of US$30m and will occupy a 7ha area, including space for a production area, two warehouses and a general services unit. The plant is expected to contribute to the growth of the construction sector in Yucatan, which recorded a 19 per cent expansion in the 3Q18.

Elementia to invest US$30m in Yucatán grinding unit

15 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Mexican cement producer Elementia will invest US$30m in a 0.25Mta grinding unit in Yucatán, reports CE Noticias Financiers. The project is in line with Fortaleza’s commercial strategy and part of the company’s previously-announced profitable growth strategy focussed on the countries where it currently operates – Mexico, USA and Costa Rica, according to a company statement. The new cement plant is scheduled to start operations at the end of 1H19, according to the company.

Cementos Fortaleza to burn El Huixmí tyres

16 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Fortaleza will play a key part in disposing of 867t of tyres that were stockpiled in the El Huixmí sanitary landfill in Pachuca de Soto, Mexico. Municipal president, Yolanda Tellería Beltrán, said the removal of the tyres from the landfill site had started in January and had now been completed. "The cement company has all the equipment and technology to protect against contaminants, and it does not cost the city council because it is the company that transfers all the material fr...

Carlos Slim enters Costa Rican cement market

14 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Fortaleza, owned by Carlos Slim, will commence operations in a few weeks in alliance with Plycem, which is also part of the Elementia group owned by Carlos Slim and Mexican entrepreneur Antonio del Valle Ruiz. The joint venture is scheduled to inaugurate a cement plant in Barranca, Puntarenas, at the end of September, according to the Federal College of Engineers and Architects (CFIA). The new player will compete with the already-established cement producers, Cemex and Lafarg...

First clinker produced from new Tula line

11 July 2017, Published under Cement News

On 2 July 2017, Fives produced the first clinker from Cementos Fortaleza's new 3300tpd production line in Tula, Mexico. This completion follows the successful start-up of the two cement grinding plants equipped with FCB Horomill® in December and January.

Mexico: Fives FCB commissions second Horromill® at Tula

24 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Fives FCB has commissioned the second FCB Horomill ® unit at the Tula grinding plant of Cementos Fortaleza SA de CV, Mexico, as part of the new 3300tpd line under construction in Hidalgo state, Mexico. This follows the successful commissioning of the first unit on 11 December 2016. The EPC contract awarded to Fives FCB mid-2015 includes the design, supply, erection and commissioning of the production line including; FCB kiln, FCB Zero-NO x Preca, FCB preheater and Pillard Novaflam ® ...