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Dominican cement price rise affects housing construction

01 July 2024, Published under Cement News

In the Dominican Republic, cement prices, as represented in the Direct Cost of Housing Construction (ICDV), have increased by 49.3 per cent between January 2020-April 2024, according to the Dominican Association of Housing Builders and Developers (Acoprovi). This is causing inflationary pressures and increasing the cost of housing construction as cement represents 18 per cent of construction costs. In 2024 to date cement prices have advanced by eight per cent with an extra six per cent ant...

Dominican Republic cement production growth

06 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement production in the Dominican Republic has advanced by 55 per cent over the last 10 years, according to the Dominican Association of Portland Cement Producers (ADOCEM). Production in 2023 stood at 6.5Mt, reports Dominican Today. Growth in the country’s construction sector has boosted domestic demand with 5.4Mt of cement being consumed by the local market in 2023. 2024 is expected to be equally positive with a reactivation of economic growth forecast to fuel further demand.  Accord...

Argos Dominica supplies Dominica International Airport

16 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Argos Dominica was selected as a key supplier for the construction of the Dominica International Airport, which is currently in the ground preparation phase. The company projects supplying a total of around 200,000t of cement throughout the construction phase.     Argos Dominica has supplied more than 7500t of cement from June 2023 to date. "We are very excited to contribute to the building of Dominica's new international airport, one of the most important projects in the island's histo...

Domicem inaugurates second line

24 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Domicem inaugurates the second production line at its Sabana Grande de Palenque plant in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic. The new line will increase the plant's production capacity to 3Mta as well as enable the country to be self-sufficient in terms of clinker production. The new line includes new crushing facilities, raw materials warehouse, Loesche vertical mill, five-stage precalcining preheater and kiln with a state-of-the-art bag filter.   Adriano Brunetti, MD of Domicem, said: “T...

Domicem commissions new kiln, doubles capacity 

25 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Domicem , a subsidiary of Colacem SpA (Italy), commissioned a new kiln line at Sabana Grande de Palenque , San Cristóbal province, in the Dominican Republic, on 13 October 2023.  The US$120m expansion consisted of a 3500tpd kiln line and doubles cement capacity at the existing plant to 3.8Mta. The project, which was first announced in March 2021, was executed by by Sinoma CBMI Construction (China).  Domicem first entered the Dominican Republic in 2005 with the launch of its first...

CEMEX in talks to sell Dominican Republic business

06 September 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is reportedly considering selling its assets in the Dominican Republic. According to Bloomberg, the cement producer is working with J P Morgan Chase & Co on the potential divestment of its business in the Dominican Republic as it decides to shift its focus onto bigger markets. CEMEX, which has had a presence in the country since 1995, currently runs a 2.4Mta cement plant at San Pedro de Macorís , and also has 10 concrete plants, two aggregate quarries, a gypsum mine and three mar...

Cemento Panam installs new MVR mill in Dominican Republic

02 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Cemento Panam , part of the Estrella Group, is to install a state-of-the-art MVR vertical mill from Gebr Pfeiffer at its plant in the Dominican Republic. This marks the first such mill to be installed in the country. The MVR 3750 C-4 mill will be equipped with a latest generation SLS 4000 VC classifier and will grind several blended cements at up to 155tph to finenesses up to 4800 cm²/g (Blaine). The order will be handled by the Chinese general contractor CBMI.

FLSmidth achieves waste heat bypass record at Cement Panam

01 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement Panam ’s greenfield cement plant in the Dominican Republic set a new record for FLSmidth for the 300m distance covered for a waste heat bypass system from the clinker cooler to the finish mill.  FLSmidth used modelling to engineer a suitable system for such a long waste heat recovery system. “We had to main concerns: heat loss and velocity,” explains Srdan Nisic, FLSmidth’s sales manager - Projects & Retrofits.  “We used CFD modelling and other simulation tools to work out the ...

CEMEX Dominicana and Nestlé® Dominicana sign sustainability agreement

07 December 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Dominicana and Nestlé ® Dominicana have signed a sustainability agreement where both companies reaffirm their commitment to lead their respective industries in climate action. The alliance will reduce the use of conventional fossil fuels by co-processing, under high environmental, health, and safety standards at CEMEX facilities, non-recyclable solid waste with a high calorific level from Nestlé ® industrial processes. "This agreement with Nestlé ® allows us to continue promoti...

Caribbean sees rapid expansion for cement with construction growth

16 September 2022, Published under Cement News

This week CEMEX announced that it has restarted its 0.5Mta kiln line at its San Pedro de Macoris plant in the Dominican Republic as part of its US$34m upgrade. While this plant will see further improvements in waste-derived fuels, additives and hydrogen technology, ICR assesses what other developments are happening in the Caribbean sector. The mood of the Dominican Republic is best captured by ADOCEM, the cement association representing six producers in the country. Julissa Béaez, Adocem ...