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Votorantim expands its operations in northeast Brazil

23 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos has opened a new distribution centre in the municipality of Crateús, reinforcing its presence and logistics in the markets of Ceará and Piauí, Brazil. The Ceará distribution centre is located 350 km from Fortaleza, and will expand the service and distribution capacity of Cimento Poty and the Votomassa line of adhesive mortars in the centre-south, south, Sertões Cearenses, Baixo Jaguaribe, Médio Curu and Ipu regions. The Crateús DC has a distribution capacity ...

Argos awarded S&P Global Gold Class Award in 2022 Sustainability Yearbook

02 February 2022, Published under Cement News

For promoting and implementing excellent environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) practices and for being recognised as a world leader in sustainability in the construction materials sector by the Dow Jones Global Index, Argos , the cement company owned by Colombia-based Grupo Argos , received the Gold Class distinction in the 2022 Sustainability Yearbook awarded by S&P Global firm. This year Grupo Argos and Celsia, the group's energy business, were also recognised with g...

Peruvian cement industry gears up for low-carbon times

17 December 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, FLSmidth announced that it would be supplying a new pyroprocessing line to Cementos Pacasmayo in Peru. When completed, the project will turn Cementos Pacasmayo into the country's largest cement producer in terms of capacity. As a low-emissions solution, the project is part of a trend among cement producers to increasingly invest in more efficient capacity additions that support the industry's decarbonisation drive. Despite a 75.5 per cent rise in cement capacity from 11Mta in 2010...

FLSmidth to provide new pyro line for Cementos Pacasmayo

15 December 2021, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth will deliver a full pyroprocessing line, including a series of sustainable flagship solutions such as the FLSmidth Cross-Bar ®  cooler, Low NO x Calciner and JETFLEX ® burner, to Cementos Pacasmayo in Peru.   The new pyro line at the site in Pacasmayo, north of Lima, will increase clinker production capacity by ~600,000tpa. Replacing current equipment, the project reinforces Pacasmayo’s environmental sustainability strategy. Apart from the main pyro line, the order from FLSmidth...

Saint-Gobain and Cementos Argos create joint venture

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain and Cementos Argos have entered a joint venture agreement to develop mortar solutions.  The partnership will combine Saint-Gobain’s mortar technology with Argos’ strong leadership and local presence. The aim is to offer a wide range of solutions across Colombia to accelerate the evolution of the construction market towards a more professional and sustainable future, creating employment and long-term value for all stakeholders.   This project will strengthen the leadership...

Loma Negra inaugurates second line

08 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Loma Negra (InterCement group) has inaugurated its new production line at the L'Amalí plant in Olavarría, Argentina. Together with national, provincial and municipal authorities, and the cement manufacturer’s customers and suppliers, the  second production line of L'Amalí, the largest cement plant in South America, was inaugurated on 6 December 2021. Its incorporation allows the company to increase cement production capacity by 40 per cent and create more than 160 new direct jobs.

Christian Pfeiffer progresses mill order for Cementos Inka

08 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Christian Pfeiffer is installing a new cement grinding plant for Cementos Inka in Peru. The equipment is a 4.2m diameter, 3500kW ball mill and a state-of-the-art QDK 143-Z separator with gas recirculation to help dry the raw material without hot gases.  

InterCement's cement volumes remain stable in 3Q21 at 5.4Mt

01 December 2021, Published under Cement News

InterCement reports that its total cement volume remained at a solid 5.4Mt in the 3Q21, reflecting stability YoY due to the sizeable comparison base of last year, when post pandemic pent-up demand enhanced the base.     The cement industry in Argentina remained on a strong pace, with Loma Negra volumes up   eight per cent YoY, helped by some recovery of bulk segment. Argentine volumes expanded by 8.4 per cent versus the 3Q20.  InterCement’s Brazilian volumes sold reached 2.5Mt, despite...

Argos implements simulation model for bulk cement supply

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

At the eighth annual Simulation Conference organised by the Anylogic   software company, Argos (Argos Group) shared its model for the  optimised supply of bulk cement that it has been developing for its  terminals in the Caribbean region. This simulation is a key tool to avoid delays in the rotation of resources  and to optimise the capacity of the ships and other methods of operation that allow the efficient delivery of cement inventory in some markets where the company operates. "...

Votorantim Cimentos records regional 3Q21 performance rise in US and Brazil

12 November 2021, Published under Cement News

In Brazil Votorantim Cimentos' net revenue in the 3Q21 was BRL2.9bn (US$529.3m), an increase of 24 per cent compared to the 3Q20. Adjusted EBITDA was BRL672m an increase of 11 per cent compared to the same quarter last year.     The positive results in Brazil in the 3Q21 were primarily due to growth in sales volume and prices, even when considering the strong comparison base in 3Q20 and economic dynamics with higher costs and higher inflation, said Votorantim Cimentos. The Brazili...