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Mexico: getting back to business

10 April 2020, Published under Cement News

This week, Cemex was quick to announce that it was resuming operations, having previously fallen into line with the National Cement Chamber’s (CANACEM) decision to cease cement plant operations in Mexico on 2 April 2020.  Pressure to keep construction and cement sectors operational Cemex's announcement was a rapid about-turn on the advice that CANACEM president, Jaime Rocha Font, had given earlier: "We will stop supplying public and private works as of Saturday 4 April, this including th...

Cemex resumes operations in Mexico

07 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex is resuming its building material operations in Mexico in line with the technical guidelines published in the official Mexican gazette to support the development of the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cemex will comply with all measures indicated by the Ministry of Health to operate in a safe and responsible environment. The health and safety of employees, contractors, suppliers, customers and communities is a top priority for Cemex and the company will continue to enforce its h...

Steps to avoid project standstill in Mexico

07 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Following the announcement of CANACEM, Mexico's cement chamber, that it will slow down operations in the COVID-19 contingency, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, Mexico City's head of government, has said she is working with some cement companies to prevent the stoppage of priority work. This includes agreements with cement producers that see the transfer of high-density waste from Mexico City. "We are coordinating with the Government of Mexico on the provisions they have given. There are public work...

CMIC state president calls for construction industry to be classed as essential

03 April 2020, Published under Cement News

As previously announced, the cement mills that make up Mexico’s National Cement Chamber will suspend operations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic . The president of the Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry (CMIC) for Querétaro state, Alvaro Ugalde Ríos, has noted that the shutdown would lead to the construction sector stopping with a week or two. Therefore, the state president has reportedly called for the construction industry to be classed as an essential industry and for the...

Mexican cement plants to close due to coronavirus

02 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s National Cement Chamber (CANACEM) has announce that cement plants are ceasing operation. However, cement companies will carry out dispatches until 3 April and halt supplying public works and 62,000 hardware stores from 4 April onwards. The measure has been taken due to the spread of COVID-19. "It is necessary to carry out technical, operational and administrative actions in each of the plants whose activity will be suspended in order to be able to completely stop operations in a s...

Cement vessel sinks off Oaxaca coast

13 March 2020, Published under Cement News

A general cargo ship by the name of Duban, loaded with some 1500t of cement, sank 13nm off of the coast of Oaxaca, southern Mexican state on Pacific coast, in the afternoon of 12 March, while en route to Manzanillo. A crew of 12 crew had to be rescued. The engine room was flooded and the ship was sinking on even keel. Witnesses report that the ship was already proceeding at reduced speed several hours prior to sinking. The Duban carries the flag of Togo and is owned by Rimac Sea River Shi...

Cementos Molins reports 5% rise in net profit for 2019

28 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins posted a consolidated net profit of EUR90m in 2019, up five per cent YoY. EBITDA increased five per cent YoY to EUR49m. However, the depreciation of the Argentine peso and the hyperinflation in the Latin American country impacted the results. Excluding this, consolidated net profit growth would have been 16 per cent while EBITDA would have advanced by 13 per cent, said the company in a statement. The company achieved a turnover of EUR797m, reporting a four per cent YoY incr...

GCC reports record 4Q19 US net sales

21 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Grupo de Cemento de Chihuahua (GCC), the Mexican cement producer that serves cement and concrete markets in USA, Mexico and Canada had 4Q19 consolidated net sales increased 11 per cent to US$228.6m, while EBITDA increased by 49.6 per cent to US$86.4m in 4Q19. GCC's consolidated net sales in 2019 increased by 5.8 per cent to US$934.1m. EBITDA increased 13.9 per cent to US$ 292m. During 2019 GCC opened a new cement terminal opened in Fort Stockton, Texas, USA. Two long-term agreements were ...

Pillard wins Mexican burner order

03 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Pillard has received an order for a Pillard PRECAFLAM™ burner in a new cement plant in Mexico, delivered by Fives FCB. Its technology, associated with both the Pillard NOVAFLAM ® main burner and the Fives FCB preheater, enables a very low specific heat consumption with an average of 760 kcal/kg. This 70MW vertical Pillard PRECAFLAM™ burner is designed to fire coal/petcoke/diesel/natural gas and solid alternative fuel. The substitution ratio of the alternative solid fuels can reach up to 6...

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua joins SBTi

03 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Mexico's Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) has announced that it has joined the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as part of its commitment to set science-based emission reduction targets, according to a press release. "By joining the SBTi, GCC will ensure that the company's low-carbon transformation is aligned with climate science and is a further reflection of our unwavering commitment to implement global best practices related to sustainability," said Enrique Escalante, CEO of GCC.