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Solar power to Piedras Azules

24 August 2020, Published under Cement News

As part of its drive to include renewable and flexible energy sources in its cement production, Argos recently opened a 10.6MW solar farm to supply power to its Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras. The project is the latest in Argos’ efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its cement operations. By Argos, Honduras. More than 32,000 solar panels supply the power required for the nearby Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras Argos, a cement company ...

Argos launches ECO Multiproposito in Honduras

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement producer Argos has launched its ECO Multiproposito cement in Honduras. The product is a general-purpose cement that thanks to sustainable production processes lowers CO 2 emissions by 40 per cent. Energy for the production process at the company’s Comayagua plant is sourced from a solar power array that it inaugurated at the start of 2020. The new product is said to be the first environmentally-friendly cement sold in the country, reports Esmerk Latin American News.

Cementos Argos reopening Colombian plants

16 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos announced it will be partially reopening its operations in Colombia to supply the public works that were given the go-ahead by Decree 531 of April 2020. The Rioclaro works in Antioquia as well as a limited number of concrete plants will open, in line with health and safety guidance defined by the authorities, according to Valora Analitik. "The company is ready to scale up its operation in the country once the activity of construction of buildings and the commercialisation of...

Ultracem takes seven per cent of Honduran market

17 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Honduras’ third cement producer Ultracem has gained seven per cent market share in its first year of operations, according to La Tribune. The Colombia-based producer has focussed its entry into Honduras on the north and central regions of the country. Ultracem Honduras manager, Ismael Ballestas, said that the company’s entry had a price-regulating effect on the market and that the company is increasingly positioning itself in the market. “We have exceeded the growth expectations we had ...

Cementos Argos

28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp have joined forces to reduce waste going to landfill in Honduras. Dinant is a family-owned consumer products manufacturer founded in Honduras in 1960 with products sold across Central America and the Dominican Republic. Dinant and Argos have signed an agreement for post-industrial waste generated from Dinant’s production processes to be co-processed at Argos’ Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras. The 12-month agreement will establish the tec...

Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp sign co-processing agreement

16 October 2019, Published under Cement News

To foster the sustainability of their production processes in Honduras, Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp have signed an agreement for the disposal of post-industrial waste generated in some of Dinant’s production processes, including the plastics used in vegetable cultivation in the company’s greenhouses and in packaging of food, oils and soaps. Cementos Argos, which has an environmental permit to co-process waste at its Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras. The 12-month agreeme...

Ultracem plans new Honduran plant

30 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Construction growth and increased cement demand in Honduras are prompting cement producer Ultracem to make plans for a new cement plant in Cortés in the northwest of the country. At present, the company has invested US$2m and employs 60 people in its current operations. The new plant is expected to push up employment to 100 but an investment amount has not been disclosed. “The short-term plan is to build a production plant that employs a larger number of people and greater investment, we...

China accounts for 15% of Central American cement imports

07 January 2019, Published under Cement News

In the first half of 2018, Central America’s largest importing country was Nicaragua, which purchased cement from overseas sources to the value of US$28m, followed by Guatemala at US$18m. Smaller volumes were imported by El Salvador (US$12m), Honduras (US$7m), Panama (US$6m) and Costa Rica (US$5m), according to CentralAmericaData. YoY the volume of cement imports in the region advanced by two per cent from US$75.6m to US$77.1m in the 6M18 when compared with the year-ago period. Around 15...

Government and business agree HNL30 price drop in public works cement

23 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Honduran president, Juan Orlando Hernández, has announced a reduction of HNL30 (US$1.22)/bag of cement for public works and housing, following talks with the cement industry. The agreement is directly linked to national development, with an impact on housing projects, the road network and other initiatives, said the president. Not only social projects will benefit, but generation of employment and investment in the construction sector will also improve as the country saves around HNL365m/m...

Honduran president calls for lower cement prices

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Juan Orlando Hernández, president of Honduras, has called upon cement producers to lower their prices, according to La Tribuna. He appealed to the cement companies to enable more investment into concrete roads as the country expands its infrastructure and shifts from asphalt roads to concrete. At present a 42.5kg bag of cement in Tegucigalpa and surrounding area costs HNL195, but at the start of each year, cement prices usually rise in line with inflation and the depreciation of the lemp...