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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...

Cementos del Norte invests HNL700m in Choloma plant

15 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos del Norte (CENOSA) is investing HNL700m in its cement plant in Bijao community, Choloma. The investment will increase the works’ production capacity and storage as well as increase its ability to process alternative fuels in its kilns, according to Edwin Argueta, the company’s general manager. “We are installing a new cement mill with first-world technology to increase our grinding capacity, to deliver more product to the national and international market,” he added. The new mill...

Cemengal wins new order from Cementos Argos in Honduras

21 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemengal of Spain has won an order for Cementos Argos for two Plug&Grind XL units with a production capacity of 220,000tpa each to be located in Honduras. These modular plants will consist of a 3 x 9.5m ball mill, driven by 1100kW of power, including a latest-generation classifier and a bag filter with a capacity of 50,000m 3 /h. The scope of supply also includes new cement storage silos for finished product, packaging and dispatching equipment.

Cementos Argos marks record-breaking year

08 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has reported a positive domestic performance in Honduras throughout 2017. The company sold over 1.1Mt of cement in a record-breaking year, representing a 15 per cent YoY growth. The majority, 80 per cent, of Cementos Argos’ sales are generated through general use cement, according to M-Brain. Specialised structural cement accounts for 15 per cent, with white cement contributing the remaining five per cent.

New Honduras plant for Cementos Argos

02 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has announced plans to build a new cement plant in Choloma, Honduras. The new grinding centre, with a production capacity of 0.44Mta, is expected to be commissioned by the end of the year. "We chose this location because it is an industrial municipality and that facilitates the arrival of new investments," said Gustavo Uribe, general manager of Argos Honduras.   Cementos Argos plans to invest around HNL500m (US$21.2m) and boost production capacity by 30 ...

Cement demand in Honduras to rise 6% in 2017

30 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Honduras is expected to rise by six per cent YoY in 2017 due to strong demand from road projects and housing. “Cement consumption this year is expected to peak, I believe it will reach around 50m bags,when compared with last year, when 44m of bags were used. This year we will have a record consumption in the country’s modern history,” said the Vice President of the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (COHEP), Juan Carlos Sikafi. The Honduran central bank, BCH, pred...

Fives awarded dryer contract by Cementos del Norte

14 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Fives has been selected by Cementos del Norte SA (Cenosa) to supply a new FCB Flash dryer, which will be installed on the existing cement ball mill of the Bijao plant in Honduras. The existing ball mill was supplied and installed by Fives FCB in 2001 for a production capacity of 90tph pozzolanic cement, but since then, both pozzolana content and moisture rate have increased significantly. " Once in operation, the grinding plant drying capacity will be enhanced with correspond...