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Unacem acquires Hormigonera Quito

20 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Peru-based Unacem has bought a 100 per cent stake in concrete producer Hormigonera Quito of Ecuador. Hormigonera Quito operates two industrial plants - one north of Quito on a 16,000m 2 site and another one to the south on a 22,000m 2 plot. The concrete manufacturer was established in 1984 and is part of the American Concrete Institute, the Ecuadorian Chamber of Construction and Industry Chamber.

The world in 2016 and outlook for 2017

10 February 2017, Published under Cement News

This year will be a challenging year for the multinational cement companies, which are now faced by uneven economic performance in the emerging markets, combined with a new era of global political uncertainty that could further destabilise markets. On balance, however, global growth looks set to be anchored by positive trends in the major markets of China, India and the US, more than offsetting the poor performance elsewhere. The large cement majors have spent years diversifying their por...

Ecuador: a challenging recovery

03 August 2016, Published under Cement News

With severe earthquakes, massive debts and low crude oil prices, Ecuador’s way ahead appears uncertain. The country’s future is dependent on the outcome of the 2017 elections and a recovery in oil prices to get the economy moving again in the right direction under positive leadership. By Rob Roy, ROI Consulting, USA. Ecuador faces an uncertain future, but next year's presidential elections may provide the potential for change Ecuadorian cement consumption is expected to decline ...

Ecuador's cement sector has to deliver

22 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Ecuador has been in the news for all the wrong reasons following the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake which hit the South American country last Saturday. With more than 570 people known to have died and 25,000 people in temporary shelter, the country is expected to take years to rebuild the homes, bridges and roads destroyed by the quake, President Rafael Correa said on Wednesday. The estimated funds required for the rebuilding work amounts to US$3bn and the President has already announc...

Ecuador: Chimborazo cement plant expansion

20 April 2016, Published under Cement News

The consortium led by Sacyr Industrial of Spain will carry out the design, construction, assembly and commissioning of a new clinker line with the capacity for 2600tpd for Cementera Chimborazo, part of Unión Cementera Nacional (UCEM) group, in Riobamba, Ecuador. The clinker manufacturing process will have a series of processing units: primary crushing, a pre-homogenisation yard, a vertical raw mill, a raw meal silo, a five-stage preheater tower, a rotary kiln, a grate cooler and a clinker s...

Ecuador: Unacem recognised as eco-efficient

15 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement producer Union Andina de Cementos (Unacem), which resulted from the merger of Cementos Lima and Cementos Andino and its Ecuadorian operations of Lafarge and Selvalegre, was acknowledged as an eco-efficient business by Ecuador's Ministry for the Environment late in 2015. To achieve such an acknowledgment businesses have to submit four cases over a period of less than two years to be considered for the accolade by the Ministry of Environment. Unacem presented its co-processin...

FCT Combustion wins Ecuador order

15 January 2016, Published under Cement News

FCT Combustion announced that HORMICRETO, Cuenca, Ecuador, has placed an order for two calciner burners and a hot gas generator for its swing mill application, for alternative liquid fuels firing, with a thermal capacity of 5.2 MW, including the complete the fuel pumping, heating and valve train. International orders Several big cement groups in other countries have also endorsed FCT combustion technology, awarding the following orders: • North America : two low-NOx GYRO-THERM™ MKII bur...

Ecuador: Ucem to invest US$230m in new clinker plant

24 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Ecuador’s Unión Cementera Nacional (Ucem) has signed a contract with Peru’s Casaracra and the Ministry of Production, Employment and Competition to build a new clinker plant in Riobamba, Chimborazo. Casaracra will invest US$230m. "This investment will replace imports of the value of US$250m over the next 10 years," said Ecuadorian Vice President, Jorge Glas, at the signing ceremony. The new plant is scheduled for commissioning in 30 months’ time.

Gebr Pfeiffer supplies Hormicreto clinker plant in Ecuador

17 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Gebr Pfeiffer, Inc, a subsidiary of Gebr Pfeiffer SE (Germany) was recently contracted to supply a complete grinding station to replace aging ball mills at the Hormicreto clinker plant in Ecuador.  "The new grinding solution not only helps reduce the plant’s energy consumption but also improves the overall grinding efficiency, allowing the plant to increase production from a single mill," Gebr Pfeiffer said in a statement. Gebr Pfeiffer supplied the following components of the new grindi...

Ecuador August sales slip MoM

17 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Ecuador cement sales over the first eight months of 2015 climbed to 3.88Mt, the latest update from local cement association INECYC shows. During August 2015, sales slipped by 1.1 per cent to 498,845t compared to the month before when they reached 504,435t.