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Cementos Argos supplies concrete for Caribbean’s largest effluent treatment plant

08 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Colombia-based Cementos Argos has supplied 22,978m 3 of concrete for the Mirador Norte-La Zurza wastewater treatment plant, the largest in the Caribbean, according to Dominicano Ahora. The 1.2m 3 /s treatment plant, which is being built by Incatema Consulting and under supervision of the Santo Domingo Aqueduct and Sewer Corp, will benefit half-a-million people in the National District and Santo Domingo province, Dominican Republic. "At Argos, we are inspired to know that through our pr...

Cementos Argos

31 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has supplied 22,978m 3 of concrete, equivalent to around 400 mixer trucks, to the La Zurza wastewater treatment plant in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The plant, which will be the largest in the Caribbean, will have a capacity of 27m gallons/second of treated water being returned to the river flow. The project will not only benefit up to 500,000 inhabitants from 37 sectors of the National District and the province of Santo Domingo, it will also aid the Ozama and...

Domicem celebrates sustainable growth in 2018

14 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Domicem highlighted its sustainable growth in 2018 as the company’s Managing Director, Adriano Brunetti looked back on the year during the company’s Christmas dinner. "I would like to remind you that in this year we have achieved important goals such as the construction of a photovoltaic energy park, whose work started at the end of 2017 and which we recently inaugurated," Mr Brunetti said. "This new facility is a structure conceived with the most advanced technology currently available, w...

Dominican Republic to see 4% growth in cement sales

06 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in the Dominican Republic expect to see cement sales increase 4.1 per cent YoY by the end of the year, according to the Dominican Association of Producers of Cement Portland (ADOCEM). In 2017 cement dispatches decreased two per cent YoY. “We are pleased to have managed to resume the upward trajectory we had been experiencing years ago, and which we predict will continue in the short and medium term," said Adocem President, Rayza Rodríguez. She highlighted the need for the...

Cibao opens new packing and dispatch facility

23 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Cibao inaugurated a new packing, palletising and cement dispatch plant in Santiago, Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The plant has two complete and fully-automated packing lines, a palletising system and a covered warehouse with the capacity to store 200,000 bags of cement. "It is this principle of hard work, disciplined and with total dedication together with a vocation of service to which my father has always taught us, which has continuously and permanently promoted the growth of...

Dominican domestic deliveries up 5%

04 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Local cement sales in the Dominican Republic increased 5.1 per cent in the first six months of 2018 to 2,196,282t from 2,089,935t in 6M17, according to the country’s cement association, Adocem. In terms of sales revenues, a 12.9 per cent rise was reported to DOP9.612bn (US$192.176m) from DOP1.096bn. Output from the country’s cement plants rose by 4.8 per cent to 2,738,284t in 6M18 from 2,612,099t in the equivalent period of the previous year. The production volume reflects a capacity util...

Dominican cement sales down 4%, exports fall 5%

10 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Dominican cement producers saw a 3.7 per cent fall in domestic sales and a five per cent decline in exports in the January-February 2018 period, according to the President of the Dominican Association of Cement Producers (Adocem), Rayza J Rodriguez. Ms Rodriguez attributed the contraction in the domestic market to periods of unusual rains. In addition, she highlighted the industry’s commitment to sustainability. The Dominican Republic currently has seven cement plants, of which six are...

Haiti bans cement imports by road from the Dominican Republic

17 January 2018, Published under Cement News

This week there was a chaotic scene on the Dominican Republic-Haiti border as over 20 Dominican products, including cement, were barred from entering the French-speaking Caribbean nation. According to Haitian officials, the ban on 23 products from the Dominican Republic is nothing new and they are only banned from entering by road. Haiti's Finance Ministry says the measures are adopted to provide "better quality control and to better ensure the safety of the population" and to enable th...

Domicem appoints new CEO

04 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Colacem-owned Domicem has appointed Adriano Brunetti as its new CEO as part of the company’s drive to transform into a sustainable cement producer in the Dominican Republic. Mr Brunetti has worked for more than 25 years in Grupo Financo. Sergio Nin Maura, commercial director at Domicem, commented on the appointment: "The appointment of our new director represents a very important step for the entity, since we entrust him with the task of carrying on his shoulders the heaviest burden to ac...

Dominican Republic cement production tops 2.6Mt in 1H17

12 October 2017, Published under Cement News

In the first half of 2017 cement production in the Dominican Republic reached 2,612,099t, according to data released by the Dominican Central Bank. From January to June of this year, domestic sales volumes increased by 5.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2016 while cement exports accounted for nearly 18 per cent of production, exceeding US$654.8m, more than US$58.6m, in the 1H16. Sales of cement exported to Haiti amounted to US$543,108m from January to July 2017. In 2015 th...