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Dominican Republic: Cemex starts solar tender process for San Pedro de Macorís

20 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex has opened tendering process for its new photovoltaic solar plant at San Pedro de Macorís in the Dominican Republic. The cement producer is looking for a company that can build and operate its new 13MW solar power plant and sell the output to Cemex. In 2014 Cemex opened its first solar farm with a capacity of 1.5MW. This was followed by an electricity supply agreement to provide its San Pedro de Macorís cement plant with wind power.

Dominican Republic: Cemex carries out reforestation at San Pedro de Macorís

24 August 2016, Published under Cement News

With the help of 100 volunteer employees, Cemex organised a reforestation day at the quarry of its San Pedro de Macorís in the Dominican Republic as part of its “Manos a la Obra” (Hands to work) programme. The day saw the planting of 5000 trees native and endemic to the island of Hispaniola.  “At Cemex we are committed to minimising the environmental footprint of our operations. Therefore, we carefully identify and measure all our impacts. This reforestation day, in which our employees wer...

Cemex Dominicana to buy 11.5MW of wind power

02 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The power company EGE Haina will sell wind energy to Cemex Dominicana, for its cement plant located in San Pedro (east), as a unregulated user of the National Interconnected Electric System (SENI). The agreement allows Cemex to replace electricity generated from fossil fuels, with energy from renewable sources for its San Pedro plant, thereby lowering its CO 2 emissions.  The 11.5MW (average) of clean energy contracted from EGE Haina will be added to the 1.5MW which Cemex itself produces...

Domicem inaugurates new mill

17 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Domicem, owned by Italy’s Colacem, has inaugurated its new vertical mill at its plant in south-central San Cristobal province of the Dominican Republic. The new mill was supplied by Loesche GmbH and represents an investment of over DOP900m (U$19.66m). It will enable Domicem to reduce power consumption by around 35 per cent while lifting production capacity by over 10 per cent. The project was realised in 15 months and part of the company’s expansion plan, according to Marco Focardi, pres...

Dominican Republic: market expands, prices fall

02 March 2016, Published under Cement News

National cement production in the Dominican Republic reached 5.18Mt, an increase of 3.2 per cent YoY, according to official statistics. This represents 75 per cent of the country’s installed production capacity of 6.91Mt. Meanwhile, the domestic market expanded by 6.2 per cent when compared with 2014. A total of 3.97Mt of cement was sold on the back of a construction sector that showed 18.2 per cent YoY growth. Cement association Adocem reported a 5.6 per cent fall in total sales to RDD15...

Cemex sets Dominican production record

22 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex has achieved a production of 2.2Mt of cement in its San Pedro de Macorís plant in the Dominican Republic. The figure is significantly above the rolling average of 1.8Mt of the past five years. "We have continued to strengthen our operations in Dominican Republic, enabling us to take advantage of the significant growth in the level of construction activity. Having achieved this new production record shows our commitment to the country, where we have created the conditions to contribu...

Dominican Republic: Cemex introduces social and business programme

12 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex has introduced its inclusive social and business programme portfolio in the Dominican Republic in order to improve access to housing, employment, construction and assisted self-construction activities, among other initiatives. Global inclusive business manager Dulce Alejandre Mora  stated that Cemex's Patrimonio Hoy scheme provides affordable and comprehensive solutions for the construction and improvement of housing for low-income families by offering an interest-free savings and lo...

Dominican Republic: Haiti export ban expected to cost Cemento Andino DOP2m

07 October 2015, Published under Cement News

The ban on exports to Haiti will cost Cementos Andino DOP2m, according to Cementos Andino President, Nelson Bello. The road transport sector is expected to be significantly affected as 300-400 trips/month are made to supply Haiti with the required product. An alternative is to increase shipments to Port au Prince the Port of Cabo Rojo, in which the company has invested more than US$18m in improvements, port security and efficiency. However, Mr Bello warned this will increase shipping co...

Cemex Dominicana increases packing and palletising capacity

14 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex Dominicana recently announced a US$6m investment to increase the packing and palletizing capacity of its cement plant at San Pedro de Macoris (east). It said the investment in a new cement packing unit forms part of the company’s strategic plan in the Dominican Republic in response to local market requirements, Dominican Today reports. The new unit will boost Cemex's capacity by more than 1.5m additional bags monthly, or 800,000tpa.

ADOCEM anticipates further consumption gains

07 July 2015, Published under Cement News

ADOCEM, the cement producers’ association of the Dominican Republic, forecast cement demand in the country to rise seven per cent in 2015. The national cement association this week elected a new board for the 2015-17 term, presided over by Gabriel Ballestas, director general of Argos Dominicana. Mr Ballestas underlined the importance of the cement industry’s contribution to the development of the country and in particular, the building of affordable housing. ”The development of affordable...