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Fancesa suspends deliveries to Santa Cruz

09 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) has suspended deliveries to Santa Cruz due to blockades and mobilisations following the arrest of Governor Luis Fernando Camacho, according to Correo del Sur. The conflict, which has seen clashes with police and blockages, has severely challenged the company’s ability to supply cement to the local market. "Given the permanent blockades and mobilisations that prevent the normal transit of motorised vehicles, bound for Santa...

Fancesa inaugurates new Cal Orcko line

27 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) inaugurated its new production line at Cal Orcko, near Sucre. The US$215.45m investment will bring plant capacity to 2100tpd. Chairman of Fancesa’s Board of Directors, Edwin Hurtado, highlighted the important role that bondholders and national banks have played in financing part of the economic resources for the execution of the new line. “Without his participation, this long-awaited project would not have materialised.” The project has g...

Fancesa secures US$72m contract

22 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based cement company Fabrica Nacional de Cemento (Fancesa) has been awarded the US$72m contract to supply over 582,000t of cement needed to build Nueva Santa Cruz Ciudad Inteligente project in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The smart city project belongs to the Lafuente group. The contract follows a year-long negotiation process and was announced by Fancesa and Lafuente in the cement producer’s Sucre facilities. Fancesa will provide mainly IP-30 Lider cement and some IP-40 Superior cement ove...

Fancesa plans to export to Paraguay and Argentina

15 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Following expansion of its Santa Cruz plant, Bolivian cement producer Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) has signalled the intent to export cement to Paraguay and Argentina, contradicting earlier plans by the company. "We can not just think about the markets of Santa Cruz or the country, we must expand and reach Paraguay, the north of Argentina, it will be beneficial for the company," Rivero said. The company expects to be able to send its first shipment to Paraguay in the comin...

Key equipment for Fancesa line arrives at port

19 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Some 200 large components for the new production line of Bolivian cement producer Fábrica Nacional de Cemento (Fancesa) have arrived at the northern Chilean port of Iquique. From Iquique Terminal Internacional they will be transported to Cal Orcko, near Sucre, where the new 2100tpd line will be built. Commissioning is scheduled for mid-2019. FLSmidth was awarded the contract for the line on 27 July 2016. Equipment supply will include ATOX® 35.0 vertical mill for raw grinding, ROTAX-2® r...

Bolivia to increase output in 2016

19 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Bolivia is expected to increase production by around 11 per cent this year, as demand rises. Moreover, the commissioning of the new Sucre and Yacuses works will add to total output. Production for FY15, ending 31 March 2016, is forecast to be around 1Mt while predictions for FY16 are between 1.02-1.04Mt. “The market has been experiencing significant growth of about six each year. As a company we have been accompanying this growth to keep our majority share mainly in the department of Sant...

Fabrica Nacional de Cemento experiences bagging shortage

19 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s Fabrica Nacional de Cemento has halted bagging cement at its key Pertigalete plant, the country’s largest cement plant. During normal operation the works bags around 105,000 bags per day. The stoppage has been attributed to a lack of available bags and will be affecting national cement distribution, according to Luis Chaparro, secretary general of the Pertigalete union. He added that the resultant scarcity would fuel further speculation in Venezuela’s cement market.

Venezuela faces irregular cement supply

30 April 2013, Published under Cement News

While Venezuela’s authorities claim a rise in cement output, supply of the product on the ground continues to struggle, negatively impacting the implementation of projects, particularly in the private sector. Construction industry sources said that Fábrica Nacional de Cemento (FNC) and Cementos de Venezuela both face operational issues and only Industria Venezolana de Cemento is working at full capacity. As a result, supply of cement has been irregular and builders have noted a reduce...