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Bolivia's drive to reduce imports

09 August 2019, Published under Cement News

This week saw the inauguration of the new plant of Empresa Pública Productiva de Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL), located in Jeruyo, Caracollo, in the country’s Oruro province. The 1.3Mta plant represents an investment of US$306m by the country’s government, according to Bolivia’s President, Evo Morales.   ECEBOL is also planning a further cement plant in Potosí, Chiutara province. The company was granted a 39.8ha plot of state-owned land by the Lower House of the Bolivian Parliament in ...

ECEBOL’s Oruro plant inaugurated

05 August 2019, Published under Cement News

On Saturday, 3 August, Empresa Pública Productiva de Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL) inaugurated its new Oruro plant in presence of Evo Morales, Bolivia’s president. “The cement factory we have, is the most modern in South America, is in Caracollo; a huge satisfaction" and "our cement factory is inaugurated, an expected dream maybe 50 or 60 years in the department of Oruro," said the President Evo Morales in a rally that accompanied the delivery of the plant of ECEBOL. The 1.3Mta cement pro...

Ecebol to start cement sales in August

13 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Bolivian state-owned producer Empresa Pública Productiva de Cementos de Bolivia (Ecebol) will start selling cement from its new Oruro works in August. According to the manager of the Development Service of Public Productive Enterprises (SEDEM), Patricia Ballivián, the current cost of the cement is the most expensive in the region and the company will serve to increase competition in the domestic market and set “a fair price” for the population and construction companies. “We already have...

Ecebol's Oruro cement plant produces first cement

18 April 2019, Published under Cement News

On 15 April 2019, Empresa Publica Productiva Cementos de Bolivia's ( Ecebol) Oruro cement plant produced its first cement, according to schedule. In the following weeks the plant will carry out the performance tests and it is estimated is that by the end of May the Final Acceptance Certificate will be received.   The consortium ThyssenKrupp Polysius-Imasa Ingeniería y Proyectos-Sacyr Industrial have engineered, supplied and erected the 3000tpd plant at 4.040m above sea level. Some 4.6m wor...

Bolivia’s Lower House approves Ecebol land

26 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The Lower House of the Bolivian Parliament has approved a bill to provide 39.8ha of land to state-run Ecebol for a future cement plant in Potosi. The site is located in Chiutara and was formerly owned by Potosi council. The contract for the 1.3Mta production facility was signed in March 2018. The project represents an investment of US$241.1m.

Ecebol Oruro plant to start production testing at end February

07 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based cement producer Ecebol is finalising construction of its plant at Jeruyo, Oruro. The company expects the start production tests at the end of the month. President Evo Morales is due to visit the plant’s facilities on Friday 8 February. The plant has a packing capacity of 3600 bags/h and a production capacity of 1.3Mta of cement. While the plant uses German technology, some 96 per cent of labour used to build it is Bolivian. The project is under administration of the Developme...

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...