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Chilean cement plant faces local opposition

20 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The planned cement plant by Inversiones Orange in San Bernardo, Greater Santiago, Chile, is not welcome with the local population. While the project has not yet secured authorisation, the facility is expected to impact local transport and people’s health due to the number of trucks and the toxic effects of clinker, according to the environmental coordinator of El Bosque and San Bernardo. If the plant is approved, Inversiones Orange will be the third company operating in the area, in additi...

Chile’s cement deliveries fall 11% in June

13 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement dispatches in June declined 10.6 per cent to 291,979t from 326,681t in June 2018, according to the Chilean Construction Chamber (CChC). When compared with the previous month, the drop was 15.4 per cent. In the first half of 2019, total cement dispatches in the South American country reached 2,065,205t, representing a 4.9 per cent increase when compared with the 1H18, when 1,969,372t was delivered.

Chile’s cement sales up 6% in May

01 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile slipped 0.9 per cent MoM to 345,001t in May 2019, according to the Chilean Chamber of Construction (CChC). However, this represents a YoY increase of 6.4 per cent to 324,236t.  In the first five months of 2019, total dispatches increased 7.9 per cent to 1.773Mt when compared with 5M18 when dispatches were 1.643Mt.

Cementos Melon gets go ahead for Punta Arenas grinding plant

03 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Chile's Environmental Evaluation Service (SEA) has passed the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for Cementos Melón (Brescia Industrial Group) to construct the company's new grinding unit in Punta Arenas, Magallanes region. The grinding plant will cost US$45m to build and will have a cement capacity of 0.25Mta, but depending on demand the total capacity could be raised to 0.5Mta in the future, according to the EIA. Cemengal will supply the Plug&Grind ® XTREME modular grinding unit for t...

Chile’s cement dispatches increase 11% in April

19 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile were up 11.2 per cent to 348,151t in April 2019 when compared to 313,131t delivered in April 2018, according to the latest data published by the Chilean Construction Chamber (CChC). In the January-April 2019 period, 1.428Mt of cement were dispatched by the country’s cement plants, representing a YoY increase of 8.3 per cent. In January-April 2018 dispatches reached 1.318Mt.

Chilean dispatches up 20% YoY in March

20 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement producers dispatched 398,132t of cement in March 2019, up 20 per cent from 331,802t in February 2019, according to the Chilean Chamber of Construction (CChC). When compared with 360,803t in March 2019, the YoY increase was 10.3 per cent.  In the first quarter of 2019, dispatches reached 1,080,074t, representing a rise of 7.4 per cent YoY. In the 1Q18, deliveries stood at 1,005,324t.

Chile’s CBB lays out investment plan

29 April 2019, Published under Cement News

In its AGM Chilean cement producer CBB has highlighted the recent inauguration of its Arica cement plant in northern Chile and presented the company’s further investment projects. Representing an investment of US$20m, the company plans a 0.2Mt cement plant in Arequipa, Peru, with an option to expand the unit at a later date. "We are very satisfied with both projects, part of the Transforma 2021 Strategic Plan, as it allows us to strengthen our position in the markets of northern Chile and...

Cbb inaugurates new 0.2Mta Arica plant

05 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cbb (formerly known as Cementos Bío Bío) has inaugurated its new 0.2Mta cement plant in Arica, northern Chile in the presence of Chile’s Minister of Economy, José Ramón Valente. The project represents an investment of US$16m and is the company’s fifth production unit – in addition to plants in Antofagasta, San Antonio, Teno and Talcahuano. In addition to the kiln line, it includes 1100m2 of green areas. While some of the output will be delivered to the local market, the company has also ...

Chilean cement sales up 8% in January

13 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Chile, excluding imports, advanced by 7.6 per cent to 350,122t in January 2019 when compared to January 2018. In January 2018 sales by domestic producers reached 325,288t, according to the Chilean Chamber of Cement and Concrete (CChC).

Chilean cement demand edges up in December 2018

06 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Chile increased 2.8 per cent from 359,116t in December 2017 to 369,291t in December 2018, according to the Chilean Chamber of Cement and Concrete (CCHC). In terms of full-year 2018, domestic demand remained largely stable at 3.993Mt in 2018 when compared with 3.995Mt reported in 2017. Consumption levels in December, as in May, June, August and October, increased YoY, helped to offset a poorer performance in the other months.