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Domicem wins Energy Award for solar power plant

18 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The Domicem cement plant (Colacem group) has received the award of excellence in the Energy Rinnovabili category, for the project "Improvement in solar park control systems", in the 202 the National Award for Clean Productions, awarded by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in collaboration with other institutions of the Dominican Republic. The 1.5MW solar power plant was built on an area of 16,889m 2 and consists of 4616 photovoltaic panels of 325Wp. The solar park ann...

Sinoma CBMI Construction wins order for new Domicem production line

30 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Sinoma CBMI Construction will construct a new production line for Domicem (Colacem group) in the Dominican Republic. Colacem announced, in March 2021, that it would invest US$120m in its subsidiary Domicem for the construction of a new kiln line at Sabana Grande de Palenque. The project will double the existing cement capacity at the site to approximately 3.8Mta.

Cementos Cibao opens new grinding unit

31 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementos Cibao inaugurated its new 134tph cement grinding plant in the presence of the Dominican Republic’s President Luis Abinader. The project represents a multi-million dollar investment and sees the plant meeting not only higher efficiency but also stricter environmental standards. Equipment for the new plant, including a vertical roller mill, was supplied by Germany-based thyssenkrupp. "With regard to production processes, we draw up plans to move forward to be more friendly with the ...

Argos reaches 25 years of operation in the Dominican Republic

25 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Argos is celebrating 25 years of operation in the Dominican Republic. "Throughout this time, the company has had the chance to contribute to positively transforming the lives of millions of people by being an ally of its clients in the construction of housing, infrastructure and commerce works, creating quality employment, hiring local labour and executing projects for the benefit of the communities and taking part in multiple alliances with different institutions", the company said in a ...

Cement sales in Dominican Republic decline 5% in 2020

22 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in the Dominican Republic fell by five per cent to 4,446,706t in 2020 from 4,703,347t in 2019, according to the country’s cement association, Adocem, in its newly-published 2020 annual report. Cement production declined 8.4 per cent to 5,168,969t in 2020 from 5,644,176t in the previous year. This represents a capacity utilisation rate of 74.6 per cent, down from 81.5 per cent in 2019. Of the country’s total output, 11.8 per cent was exported. While the country was impacted b...

ADOCEM reports 30% increase in 1Q sales

10 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Portland cement production in the Dominican Republic increased 23.8 per cent YoY to 1,247,386t in the first quarter of 2021, according to the Asociación Dominicana de Productores de Cemento de Portland (ADOCEM). Local cement sales were up by 30.1 per cent in the 1Q21 while 11.8 per cent of production was shipped overseas. "Our sector continues to grow stronger and has been able to supply the needs of the Dominican market," explained ADOCEM Executive Director, Julissa Báez, while adding "...

Cemex Dominicana plans to recommission kiln line

09 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that it expected to recommission one of its product lines at the San Pedro de Macoris plant in the Dominican Republic. This would imply an increase of 33 per cent in the company’s cement supply in the country and would help serve the growth in the Caribbean construction sector. By reactivating the Line No 1 at the San Pedro de Macoris plant, Cemex will add more than 500,000tpa of cement. The restart is scheduled for 1Q21 and is part of the Cemex Dominicana growth plant to ...

Dominican Republic market contracts 8% in 2020

28 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Dominican Republic’s cement market is expected to contract by eight per cent in 2020, according to Julissa Báez, president of the Dominican cement association, ADOCEM. The drop comes on the back of a forecast 16 per cent fall in construction activity, caused by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Up to March 2020 the cement sector had shown very dynamic activity levels until the COVID-19 pandemic affected demand. However, the industry could have been affected significantly worse, ...

Dominican Republic cement industry targets 33% carbon reduction by 2030

02 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The cement industry in the Dominican Republic will target a 33 per cent reduction of its carbon emissions by 2030 as it continues the implementation of best practices available for the mitigation of greenhouse gases impacts. The Dominican Association of Portland Cement Producers (ADOCEM) has published its Cement Roadmap, which presents an action plan to lower the sector’s carbon footprint by 2030. The cement industry’s reduction potential in terms of industrial processes and energy use, ...

GICA to export clinker to Dominican Republic and Haiti

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

GICA will export 41,000t of clinker to the Dominican Republic and Haiti as it seeks new markets in Latin America, the company announced in a statement sent to EFE. It will also ship 60,000t of clinker to Côte d’Ivoire from the Hadjar Soud plant in Skikda. Since the start of 2020 close to 2Mt of clinker has been exported, including 300,000t to the Latin American market. In the last two years, GICA has entered the African markets of Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, ...