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Siguaney prepares to restart production

07 October 2019, Published under Cement News

After a one-and-a-half year stop, repair at the Siguaney cement plant in Cuba is set to resume. New refractory bricks have arrived at the port of Mariel, Cuba, and the Siguaney cement plant is preparing for work at its two kilns. It is expected that the work will take two weeks. “In this year-and-a-half we have not worked the complete cycle of the process, but we have taken the opportunity to work on the improvement of the industry because, despite the tense financial situation of recent y...

First low-carbon cement production unit in operation

29 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The first plant producing low-carbon cement has started operation at Cuba’s Universidad Central Marta Abreu de Las Villas, according to Opciones. The experimental unit, which is operated by the Geominera del Centro Co, is expected to produce up 7tpd of LC3. Output from the plant will be used in the production of 1m blocks per year for the province of Villa Clara and other markets where Geominera is active. The plant is the result of a collaboration between the university’s Habitat projec...

26 de Julio to produce 0.118Mt of cement in 2018

20 July 2018, Published under Cement News

For 2018 the Cuban government has set a production target of 118,000t of cement for the 26 Julio cement plant in Nuevitas, Cuba. Some 78 per cent of this output will be used in the construction of local housing to rebuild and expand the housing stock following tropical cyclones and a lack of maintenance. The 26 Julio plant has recently invested in the purchase of grinding improvers, which enable grinding output to be increased and made more environmentally-sustainable, according to com...

New bulk cement terminal for Ciego de Ávila

21 May 2018, Published under Cement News

A distribution terminal for bulk cement is currently being constructed in Ciego de Ávila, Cuba. The terminal will help supply the area with 8000tpm of cement, needed for the social and economic development of Ávila. The new distribution point is located close to the railroad. Product will be unloaded to the current set of four silos, said Juan Carlos Gálvez Gálvez, the terminal’s director. Each terminal has a capacity of 320t. A fifth terminal is expected to be completed by the end of Ma...

Cuba to modernise cement factories

02 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cuban cement industry will begin modernising cement plants this year to increase the country's production. According to Pavel Cansino Ávila, deputy director of Grupo Empresarial de Cemento (GECEM), a new factory in Santiago de Cuba must be set up during the current year, which will replace the obsolete "José Mercerón", built in 1955. The plant will be located in the southern part of Abel Santamaría neigbourhood, in the eastern city, between two deposits of raw materials. The official e...

Cienfuegos continues supply to hurricane-affected areas

29 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Despite undertaking one of the largest maintenance campaigns of the past 16 years, the Cemento Cienfuegos’ plant in Cienfuegos, Cuba, will continue to deliver cement to areas affected by hurricanes. The repairs total a value of more than CUP3m and, having started on 8 November, are scheduled to be completed in mid-December. After 15 December shipments in line with national demand will resume. Benito Lôpez Touriño, head of dispatches at the plant, said that the company has sufficient c...

Cementos Cienfuegos resumes production following Irma

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Cienfuegos SA, the largest cement plant in Cuba, is gradually restarting cement production following the passage of Hurricane Irma. Irma caused some damage to the plant and saw the insulation of the ESPs, cables and the intake of water in the dyke of Codicia affected. The expert team at the plant also faced issues with key fan control systems. Power was restored on 14 September and crews had been working continuously to light the 3000tpd kiln, which took place on 19 September...

Cuban cement market sees 47% cement price hike

25 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement prices have increased 47 per cent from CUP112 (US$4.23)/42.5kg bag of P350 cement to CUP165. Lower-quality cement has seen its price jump from CUP89/bag to CUP109.20. Cuba’s cement industry is operating at only 58 per cent of its installed capacity due to logistic and power supply issues, according to Esmerk Latin American News. 

Cuban cement price sees 47% hike

20 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Cuba rose substantially at the end of last week with a bag of P350 cement now priced at CUP165, up from CUP112, at retail level. Lower-grade cement has increased in price from CUP89 to CUP109.20/bag. The price rise has affected many Cubans who are repairing or building homes.

Seizing opportunities

08 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has expanded rapidly over the last decade from a local Colombian company to a multinational cement, concrete and aggregates player, competing successfully in a global business environment. ICR speaks with Cementos Argos’ CEO, Juan Esteban Calle, about the company’s continued rise. Juan Esteban Calle, CEO of Cementos Argos By the end of 2015 Cementos Argos had transformed its operations to encompass nine integrated cement plants in Colombia, three in the US and one...