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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...

Dominican Rep cement demand slips two per cent YoY in 1H17

30 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in the Dominican Republic fell by two per cent to 2,089,935t in the first half of 2017, according to the country’s cement association, Adocem. In 1H16 demand reached 2,132,312t. Local cement sales increased 5.5 per cent in value to RDS8.516bn. Output rose 0.5 per cent from 2,599,031t in 1H16 to 2,612,099t in 1H17. Between April and June, around 17.6 per cent of production was exported.

Gary De La Rosa new MD Argos in Dominican Republic

10 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Colombia-based cement and concrete producer Argos has appointed Gary Manuel de la Rosa as new Managing Director of its operations in the Dominican Republic. "It is very satisfying for our organisation to communicate these movements that enhance the experience and skills acquired, and therefore I assume this new challenge with great optimism focussed on working for the sustainable growth of Argos and that of our clients," said Mr De La Rosa. As a civil engineer, Gary De La Rosa holds a ...

Cemex Dominicana appoints Alejandro Ramírez as new local president

01 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Alejandro Ramírez Cantú has been appointed has Cemex Dominicana’s new president for the company’s operations in the Caribbean country. He will also supervise operations in Haiti and the Bahamas.

Dominican Republic: Cemex inaugurates San Pedro de Macorís packaging line

06 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex has inaugurated a new packaging and palletising line at its San Pedro de Macorís plant in the Dominican Republic. The new Italian-built facility represents an investment of DOP400m (US$8.5m) will enable the company to increase its capacity by 30 per cent, bringing the plant’s capacity to over 3Mta. "This is the first of several major investments to be made by CEMEX in the Dominican Republic. In the next two years we will be expanding our photovoltaic power generation plant, modi...

Dominican Republic cement sales up 7.5% in 2016

09 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Sales of cement in the Dominican Republic rose by 7.5 per cent by volume and 5.2 per cent by value in 2016 when compared with 2015 according to the country’s cement association, Adocem.  Domestic sales reached 4,247,468t in 2016 while in 2015 3,950,956t were delivered. In terms of value, cement sales rose from DOP15.233m (US$325,844) in 2015 to 16.03m the following year. Exports saw their share fall from 23 per cent of total production in 2015 to 17.3 per cent in 2016 - or in volume term...

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...