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Intercem Engineering wins new plant contract for Haiti

24 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Intercem Engineering GmbH has won an EP Contract for a 5000-6000tpd integrated cement plant in Haiti. The project will include raw material crushing and processing through to pyroprocessing and cement grinding and storage. The plant will consist of a five-stage single-preheater tower with precalciner and kiln baghouse as well as a clinker cooler with an air/air heat-exchanger. Clinker will be stored in a 100,000t clinker silo and the grinding plant will consist of a 6000tpd vertical roller ...

Haiti bans cement imports by road from the Dominican Republic

17 January 2018, Published under Cement News

This week there was a chaotic scene on the Dominican Republic-Haiti border as over 20 Dominican products, including cement, were barred from entering the French-speaking Caribbean nation. According to Haitian officials, the ban on 23 products from the Dominican Republic is nothing new and they are only banned from entering by road. Haiti's Finance Ministry says the measures are adopted to provide "better quality control and to better ensure the safety of the population" and to enable th...

Dominican Republic cement production tops 2.6Mt in 1H17

12 October 2017, Published under Cement News

In the first half of 2017 cement production in the Dominican Republic reached 2,612,099t, according to data released by the Dominican Central Bank. From January to June of this year, domestic sales volumes increased by 5.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2016 while cement exports accounted for nearly 18 per cent of production, exceeding US$654.8m, more than US$58.6m, in the 1H16. Sales of cement exported to Haiti amounted to US$543,108m from January to July 2017. In 2015 th...

Dominican Republic: Haiti export ban expected to cost Cemento Andino DOP2m

07 October 2015, Published under Cement News

The ban on exports to Haiti will cost Cementos Andino DOP2m, according to Cementos Andino President, Nelson Bello. The road transport sector is expected to be significantly affected as 300-400 trips/month are made to supply Haiti with the required product. An alternative is to increase shipments to Port au Prince the Port of Cabo Rojo, in which the company has invested more than US$18m in improvements, port security and efficiency. However, Mr Bello warned this will increase shipping co...

Argos sees higher volumes in 1H13

23 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has reported a rise in cement volumes for the six months to the end of June 2013 and expects activity in its domestic market of Colombia to accelerate after a slow start in the first three months. In the 1H13, Argos reported consolidated EBITDA of COP476bn (US$253m), representing an increase of 25 per cent compared to the same period in 2012, while revenues rose nine per cent YoY. During the period cement dispatches increased by one per cent to 5.5Mt while concrete volumes ...

Caribbean Cement outlook cautious

08 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement has cut losses by some 40 per cent to J$578.1m (US$6.5m) for the second quarter of the year and has outlined plans of a new supply contract but remains cautious on its outlook. "The directors consider that the outlook will remain challenging, despite some recent positive indicators of growth in the domestic market for cement and plans for expansion into more lucrative export markets," said Brian Young, chairman, and Dr Rollin Bertrand, group chief executive officer in a j...

Dominican Republic exports increase

07 August 2012, Published under Cement News

The Dominican Association of Portland Cement Manufacturers (Adocem) said today that so far this year, cement exports to other markets increased by 34.2 per cent over the same period last year. Adocem data shows that from January to June, industry sales abroad were 703,000t while last year they rose to 524,000t. According to the report, the Dominican cement industry annually exports about 35 per cent of its production, which accounts for about US$120m of foreign currency entering the co...

Cements Argos: positive outlook after strong 2011 results

27 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos, Colombia's largest cement producer, achieved more than COP3.6bn (US$2bn) in consolidated revenues for FY2011, representing YoY growth of 21% in peso terms as it reported strong performances in its Colombian and Caribbean divisions. In the US, results were still affected by the challenging conditions although the company sees interesting recovery prospects ahead. According to latest figures from Cements Argos, EBITDA for the year increased by 26% in peso terms to COP682m (U...