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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.

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 "...