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Start-up of Fancesa project postponed to 1Q21

10 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The coronavirus pandemic has seen a readjustment of the work schedule of the new plant being built in Sucre, Bolivia, by Fancesa as COVID-19 forced a 70-day quarantine upon the project. Start-up of the cement plant is now expected in the first quarter of 2021. While the project currently stands at 91 per cent completion, the remaining share of the work is the “most complicated”, according to Armin Cortez, chairman of the Board. "It should be remembered that we have had setbacks not only d...

Fancesa shuts down production due to COVID-19

24 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based cement producer Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) has halted its cement production due to the presence of the coronavirus in the country. The information was confirmed by the Head of Communications at Fancesa, Gonzalo Ibáñez, who said that compliance with the national provision for total quarantine also implies the cessation of the marketing units in Sucre and Santa Cruz, despite the fact that in the latter city there is a significant cement inventory. "In order to gu...

Bolivian cement projects not guaranteed gas supply

12 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The provision of gas for the operation of Fancesa’s new Sucre line and Ecebol’s Potosí facility in Bolivia is not guaranteed. However, the Bolivian government has announced that mechanisms will be sought to implement a pipeline and pumping plant that allows the new line in Sucre as well as ECEBOL’s new Potosí works to operate successfully. “Unfortunately, Fancesa knew the limitations before investing. The capacity of the pipeline was known and it was known that it was saturated. But now w...

Fancesa to fall short of sales target

20 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based Fábrica Nacional de Cementos SA (Fancesa) will miss its sales and profits targets for the current financial year. The shortfall has been attributed to civic unrest and blockades following the elections that were cancelled due to fraud. “During the 2019 financial year, which closes on 31 March 2020, production was projected at 1,030,000t and the stop will obviously affect production volumes; it will be a success if we produced 900,000t,” said the Government Director of Fance...

Fancesa's new plant 85% complete

17 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The construction of the new cement plant of Fábrica Nacional de Cemento Sucre SA (Fancesa) in Cal Orck'o, Bolivia, is 85 per cent complete, according to the company’s President, Armin Cortez. "The new production line of the Fábrica Nacional de Cemento Sucre SA, to date is at 85 per cent of physical execution and 81 per cent of financial execution, and it was possible to meet the goals planned within the contract, there are problems in some areas, but they will not affect the normal fulfilme...

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 Chiutara, Potosí. The company was granted a 39.8ha plot of state-owned land by the Lower House of the Bolivian Parliament in February....

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.