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Chilean cement market contracts 9% in February

05 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile declined by 9.3 per cent in February 2022 to 318,964t from 351,735t in February 2021, according to the Chilean cement and construction chamber, CChCC. MoM the decline was 8.1 per cent from 347,211t in January 2022. In the first two months of 2022 total domestic dispatches reached 666,175t, down 4.6 per cent YoY when compared with 698,198t in the 2M21.

Cemento Polpaico appoints new general manager

09 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemento Polpaico has named Andrés Pérez Algarra as new General Manager, succeeding Javier Moreno Hueyo, who is leaving the post after five years of tenure. His appointment becomes effective 1 April 2022. Mr Pérez Algarra is currently the company’s commercial manager.  

Chile’s market demand is stable in January

08 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Chile remained broadly stable in January 2022, edging up by 0.2 per cent to 347,211t when compared with January 2021, according to the Chilean chamber of construction, CChC.

GCC to modernise Samalayuca plant

22 February 2022, Published under Cement News

GCC has signed an EPC contract with thyssenkrupp Polysius to upgrade the pyroprocess system, at its Samalayuca plant , to increase the clinker production capacity, increase the usage of alternative fuels and substantially reduce emissions in Samayaluca, Mexico.   The project involves the engineering, supply and modification of the preheater including cyclones an extension of the calciner, as well the installation of a prepol ® SC-S to increase the utilisation of alternative fuels. T...

Bedeschi delivers new Eco-Hopper to Melón

18 February 2022, Published under Cement News

The new Eco-Hopper supplied by Bedeschi Spa to Chilean cement producer Cemento Melón SA  is reaching the working position on the Mardones pier in the southern port of Punta Arenas, Chile. The Eco-Hopper is designed for direct unloading of clinker to trucks at a rate of 600tph and is designed to work with 12m 3 grabs. The machine is equipped with pulse-jet bag filters with high filtration capacity and performance and with low compressed air consumption: an economical and flexible solu...

Chilean cement demand advances 2% in December

11 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Chile increased 2.3 per cent YoY to 373,351t in December 2021, reports the Chilean Chamber of Construction (CChC). For the full-year 2021 total cement demand reached 4,388,207t, up 15.6 per cent when compared with 3,796,976t sold in December 2020.

Chile's market expands 17% YoY in 11M21

11 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile edged up 0.2 per cent in November 2021 to 390,080t from 389,488t in November 2020, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. In the first 11 months of 2021 deliveries saw a 17 per cent advance YoY to 4,014,856t from 3,42,051t in the 11M20.

Chile’s cement market expands 5% in October

14 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Chile increased 4.5 per cent YoY to 410,424t in October 2021 when compared with October 2020, when demand reached 392,688t, according to the Chilean Chamber for Construction (CChC). In the January-October 2021 period dispatches were up 52.4 per cent to 3.625Mt from 2.379Mt in the 10M20.

Cemento Polpaico invests US$60m to ensure Cerro Blanco continuity

30 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemento Polpaico has submitted an environmental impact study (EIS) for the Cerro Blanco complex development to Chile’s Regional Directorate of the Environmental Assessment Service of the Metropolitan Region. The US$60m project plans the expansion of the mining exploitation of four existing limestone quarries. This would increase the exploitation areas and extend limestone extraction by 27 years, enabling the operational continuity of the Cerro Blanco Complex. The EIS includes several mod...

Polpaico sees 71% surge in 9M revenues

29 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Chile-based Cemento Polpaico reported revenues up 71.1 per cent to CLP230,726.57m (US$277.3m) in the January-September 2021 period when compared with revenues of CLP134,876.954m in the equivalent period of the previous year. The company also posted profits of CLP10,472.311m in the first nine months of 2021 compared to a loss of CLP10,319.237m  in the 9M20. In September 2021 sales volumes of cement reached 1,662,448t, up 18.5 per cent YoY, while concrete sales volumes increased by 29.7 per c...