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A new line for FANCESA

21 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer FANCESA is expanding its cement capacity with a new line at its Cal Orck’o site. With the new project, the company plans to consolidate its domestic leadership position as well as improve operational efficiency of the plant near Sucre. Fancesa is currently expanding its cement plant at Cal Orck’o, Sucre, Bolivia Bolivian cement producer FANCESA operates a cement plant with a clinker capacity of 2800tpd at Cal Orck’o, near Sucre. The company is currently ...

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 ...

Fancesa lowers prices for Christmas

21 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Fancesa’s 2018 Christmas campaign has seen the company lower its cement prices to BOB42/bag (US$6.07/bag) from BOB46 in Sucre, Bolivia. The company expects to meet its target of 90,200t of monthly cement sales in December, after record sales in November 2018 helped the company exceed its target by five per cent.

FANCESA finishes silo base at Cal’Orck’o plant

19 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s FANCESA reported it finished constructing the base of the clinker silo at its new cement plant in Cal Orck’o. The base is 45m in diameter and 2m thick and will serve as the foundation of a 35m-high structure. The construction was carried out by the cement plant’s staff and Concretec and required 70h of labour.

FANCESA increases freight charges

24 September 2018, Published under Cement News

From 1 October new freight charges will come into effect at Bolivia’s Fábrica Nacional de Cemento (FANCESA) as it currently prepares individual contracts for carriers. Fo example, freight to Santa Cruz will cost BOB13/bag with the company expected to publish the costs of further markets in the following days.

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...

Fancesa gears up for exports to Paraguay, Argentina and Chile

06 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer Fancesa will carry out market research in Paraguay, Argentina and Chile this year with a view to entering these markets as soon as the company’s new line is up and running in 2019. While the decision to export was taken in January last year, it was not until last February that the company’s President, Eduardo Rivero, confirmed that the negotiations with Paraguay were moving in the final lap. However, it was expected that exports would start this year. Four mon...

FANCESA considering new mill near Paraguay border

22 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s FANCESA is planning a new mill and bagging facility near the border with Paraguay, and is in discussions with an undisclosed Paraguayan company. “From that meeting we will be able to establish a cement grinding and distribution facility 500km from Santa Cruz and 300km from Paraguay,” Eduardo Rivero, FANCESA’s president. The new facility is expected to represent an investment of US$16m, shared between the two companies in the partnership. The other firm will manage the marke...

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...