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Cemex launches Dominican Republic solar power plant

16 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced the launch of a 1.5MW power plant to supply renewable energy to its cement plant in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. Cemex said the initiative is part of its commitment to sustainability, to contribute to reduce its carbon footprint and mitigate the impact on climate change. "The contribution represents 1.5MW that will allow us to produce 2.2MkW per year, which equals the energy consumed by 2000 homes", said Cemex cement plant operations director Jesus García Cár...

Cemex Dominican Republic unveils EvolutionEco concrete

01 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex Dominican Republic has pledged lower costs, shorter construction time and higher quality during the launch of its new "EvolutionEco" concrete last week. Cemex Dominican Republic President, Carlos Emilio Gonzalez, headed the unveiling of the new product, accompanied by David Zampini, head of Cemex  R&D for products and construction trends, headquartered in Switzerland. Gonzalez said the self-compacting EvolutionEco concrete joins Cemex ’s family of global brands. "Today we heral...

Cemex invests in Dominican Republic operations

19 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex is carrying out investments DOP989m (US$22.75m) worth of investments in the Dominican Republic to improve energy efficiency as well as enhance bagging and distribution capabilities. Some DOP800m will be invested in the company’s San Pedro de Macoris cement plant, while DOP DOP189m will be spent on various activities to strengthen its business.  Among the planned projects will be a waste heat generate system with a capacity of 7MW of electricity and improvements in the calcination sys...

Dominican Republic sees 16% rise in cement demand

06 December 2013, Published under Cement News

The Dominican Republic sold around 2.9Mta of cement in 2013, cement association Adocem has said. Compared with 2012 sales, this performance heralds a break with the declining trend witnessed since 2007. "In contrast with 2012 sales this represents a significant increase of about 16 per cent, ending the downward path that we have been experiencing since 2007," said Carlos Gonzalez , president of Adocem. In his view, the positive trend can be attributed to the efforts of the Dominican go...

Cemex starts affordable housing construction project, Dominican Republic

05 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex has launched the construction of 186 units of affordable housing in the province of San Pedro de Macoris, during a ceremony headed by the President of Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina. The 186 homes are part of the first stage of Altos del Higuamo project, which includes the construction of 568 houses with a total investment of approximately US$18m. The first 60 units will be delivered in December 2013. This housing complex is outstanding in its category and includes green, instit...

Argos sees higher volumes in 1H13

23 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has reported a rise in cement volumes for the six months to the end of June 2013 and expects activity in its domestic market of Colombia to accelerate after a slow start in the first three months. In the 1H13, Argos reported consolidated EBITDA of COP476bn (US$253m), representing an increase of 25 per cent compared to the same period in 2012, while revenues rose nine per cent YoY. During the period cement dispatches increased by one per cent to 5.5Mt while concrete volumes ...

Dominican Republic inaugurates new plant

18 July 2013, Published under Cement News

President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic has officially inaugurated Cementos Panam's (PANAM)  US$80m cement plant in San Pedro. PANAM executive Manuel Estrella said the facility will create 800 direct and 2400 indirect jobs, and help boost sales for region’s goods and services. The plant utilises state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that it complies with environmental standards.

Dominican Republic cement association names new president

20 June 2013, Published under Cement News

The Dominican cement producers association, Adocem, has appointed Carlos González, as president for 2013-14. Mr González is also president of Cemex in the country. "We must always remember that the cement industry has had a highly successful development and has corresponded with the goals of the progress of the country, thanks to the vision of great local entrepreneurs and foreign investors who, through their efforts and commitment to Dominican Republic, our country can now have one of the ...

Cemex invests in wastewater treatment, Dominican Republic

03 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex will invest DOP80m (US$2m) in a wastewater treatment plant for its San Pedro de Macorís cement works in the Dominican Republic as well as a continuous emissions monitoring system for its kiln stack. "Our challenge is to seek the prosperity of the business in the long term, minimising impacts and maximising the value generated for our people, our communities, neighbours, business partners and the environment," said Mercedes Pantaleón, environmental manager of the company. Cemex rep...

Adocem reports fall in domestic demand

19 November 2012, Published under Cement News

The Dominican cement association Adocem reports that this year to date has seen a decline in cement consumption. In the first 10 months of the year, cement demand in the Dominican Republic totalled 2.2Mt, down 8.2% when compared with the equivalent period in 2011. It forecasts a full-year figure of 2.6Mt. The contraction is attributed to several factors, including lower activity in the construction industry, which was down 0.4% in the first half of 2012, according to the Central Bank. ...