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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 ...

CEMEX restarts line in Dominican Republic

12 September 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has restarted the 0.5Mta Line 1 at its San Pedro de Macorís plant in the Dominican Republic. The US$34m upgrade project began in 2021 and forms part of the company’s expansion plans to help support local cement demand in the country. The next stage of the expansion plans includes increasing production and dispatch capacity, as well as augmenting the use of waste-derived fuels, state-of-the-art additives, and expanding the pioneering use of hydrogen as a catalyst in its two produ...

CEMEX to install hydrogen technology at San Pedro De Macoris plant

25 August 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is implementing hydrogen technology at its San Pedro De Macoris cement plant in the Dominican Republic. Fernando A González, CEO of CEMEX, was at the project's inauguration, which is part of the company's Future in Action programme that seeks to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. "Through projects like this, we reiterate our commitment to leveraging innovation to meet our ambitious sustainability and CO 2 reduction goals," said Mr González. "Hydrogen is a key technology for our...

Dominican Rep cement market expands 3% in 1Q22

18 May 2022, Published under Cement News

In the first quarter of 2022, cement demand in the Dominican Republic grew by 2.9 per cent YoY, according to Adocem, the country’s cement association. However, costs of most key inputs have seen a significant hike and particularly energy costs have seen a considerable rise. "Without a doubt, energy management is a key point in the economic sphere of a cement plant since it makes this industry very susceptible to deficiencies and high tariffs in the electricity sector, as well as to the c...

Bedeschi increases Domicem's reclaiming capacity

06 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Bedeschi has been awarded the complete revamping project to be managed by Domicem ( Colacem group ) for the limestone reclaiming system located at the San Cristobal plant, Dominican Republic. 

 The original stacking and reclaiming equipment, installed by Bedeschi in 2004, allows clay and limestone handling at the plant. The revamping of the machine will improve the limestone reclaiming system, increasing its capacity from 200 to 360tph, the capacity needed to feed the new production line...

Cemex to increase capacity in Dominican Republic

27 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex is modernising its second line at the San Pedro Macorís plant in the Dominican Republic. The project will enable the company to increase its production by 0.5Mta. The equipment used in the project will use advanced technology to improve efficiency and maintain the highest international environmental standards, according to the company. It will allow the plant to increase its thermal substitution rate. The modernisation is part of a broader investment, which will also see the inst...

Dominican cement production sees 23% advance in 2021

11 February 2022, Published under Cement News

In 2021 cement producers in the Dominican Republic manufactured 6.5Mt of cement, supplying a construction industry that saw 23.4 per cent growth as the country started its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Domestic cement consumption saw a 26 per cent surge in 2021, reaching 5.5Mt. When compared with 2020, when output reached 5.17Mt, this represents an expansion of production of 25.7 per cent YoY, according to data from Adocem, the country’s cement association. “Although the industry re...

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.