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Construction of Potosí works to hit half-way mark end Oct

22 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Construction of the new ECEBOL cement works in Chiutara, Potosí, had progressed by some 43 per cent by 30 September and is expected to surpass the 50 per cent mark at the end of this month, according to Zubim Andrade, who heads the Sociedad Accidental Imasa Polysius. Civil works such as the building of the administrative facilities have already been concluded with the participation of local companies. Currently there are some 900 people working on the site and 80 per cent of equipment ha...

ECEBOL’s Oruro works to open in February

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The new 1.5Mta cement plant currently under construction by ECEBOL in Caracollo, Oruro, Bolivia is expected to open in February 2019, according to Oruro Governor, Victor Hugo Vasquez. Representing an investment of more than US$306m, the plant is reportedly 98 per cent complete.

Bolivian economic downturn leads to pricing war

19 September 2018, Published under Cement News

The economic slowdown in Bolivia is driving cement companies into a pricing war, according to Esmerk Latin American News. The cost of a 50kg bag of cement has fallen to BOB46 (US$6.66) from BOB75 over the past five years as cement producers vie for market share. Currently, in Santa Cruz, Itacamba sells its cement at BOB44-45/bag while Fancesa’s product is priced at BOB45-46/bag. Itacamba has multiplied its supply by five after opening a new factory in Yacuses in 2017. Fancesa’s second p...

Ecebol expected to meet 25-30% of Bolivian demand

22 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Empresa Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (Ecebol) is expected to meet 25-30 per cent of the country's cement demand from production at its Oruro and Potosi facilities once operational. The producer has been forecasted to sell 3m bags of cement during the 1H19 period, according to Esmerk. Ecebol is expected to launch on the market once the Oruro plant begins operations, with tests at the facility due to start at the end of this month. In 2019 production at the facility is likely to re...

Ecebol Oruro plant ready for trial in September

26 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Empresa Pública Cementos de Bolivia (Ecebol)’s plant in Caracollo, Oruro, is expected to be ready for its trial run in September, according to the country’s Minister of Productive Development and Plural Economy, Eugenio Rojas. "The cement plant of Oruro de Caracollo we will do the test in September, at the end of the year we would be starting to operate or in the last case in 2019,” he said.

Bolivia: Oruro plant online in 2017

21 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Work on the new Oruro cement works in Caracollo, owned by Empresa Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (Ecebol), is steadily progressing. Following an inspection of the construction of the Oruro cement works in Caracollo, engineering works have advanced by 17 per cent and the overall project has been completed by around a quarter. Therefore, the commissioning of the plant is expected in 2017. The plant covers an area of 9ha, excluding the quarry and reflects an investment of around U...

Bolivia: Potosi plant ruled out

17 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, ruled out the building of a cement plant in Quiburi, Potosi.  The new works was expected to cost US$401m, including the building of a pipeline that feeds the plant. However, the project was postponed indefinitely although Empresa Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (Ecebol) launched an international tender in February 2012 for the construction and commissioning of the plant.

Construction begins on new Ecebol greenfield plant, Bolivia

16 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales has kick-started construction of Empresa Pública Cementos de Bolivia's (Ecebol) new 1.3Mta cement works in  Jeruyo, Caracollo in the country’s Oruro department. The contract for the greenfield plant has been awarded to Spanish-German consortium Polysius-Imensa-VSM-Sacyr. The state-owned cement factory, which will be situated at 4000m above sea level on 74ha site, carries a price tag of US$306m. According to a study by Sergeotecmin, the site has 87.3Mt of li...

Ecebol opens tenders for Oruro project, Bolivia

19 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Empreso Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (Ecebol) has opened the tenders for the design, equipment supply, construction and commissioning for its greenfield Oruro cement works. Nine companies are bidding for the BOB1.7m (US$246,033) project. This process is important as it starts a project which is much-needed in the country as it not only generates economic and employment opportunities for Bolivians, but also offers the construction industry a product which meets international stan...

Ecebol to cover 22% Bolivian cement demand

19 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Ecebol, the state-owned cement project, is expected to cover 22 per cent of Bolivia’s cement demand when it is completed in 2018, announced the Bolivian president Evo Morales. The new plant will cost US$306m and have a cement production capacity of 1.13Mta. As reported earlier, the government authorised the release of US$244m for the implementation, operation and commissioning of the works. Meanwhile, the executive director of Insumo Bolivia, Óscar Sandy, said that there is no shor...