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Cecon starts trials at new Concepcion plant

07 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cartes Group-owned Cementos Concepción (Cecon) began trials at its new cement plant in Concepción, Paraguay. It is expected that the trial period will last 2-3 months before actual cement production starts, according to Jorge Méndez, Cecon’s manager. Mr Méndez described the event as "a historic day for the production of 100 per cent Paraguayan cement". "It is a historic day for the Department of Concepción and the country because we are starting to commission the equipment and to produce...

Cementos Concepción starts commissioning new plant

29 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Cementos Concepción (CECON) has started commissioning its new 1.01Mta plant in Concepción, San Lázaro, by commencing crushing limestone to be used in the full production process. The works has a 430tph crusher. "This start-up was completely successful, it is very important because officially the teams are ready and begin to work with real material with which the entire production chain of the plant begins," said Alexander Gonzalez, CeCon project manager. The crushed limestone ...

INC deliveries impacted by bag shortage

04 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s state-owned cement producer INC is still not delivering cement from its Villeta plant due to a shortage of bags, reports ABC Color. The company has received bids for a contract to deliver bags but they were too high for its allocated budget of PYG31.79bn (US$4.6m). The bids from Bolpar and Kuatiapo were PYG52.2bn and PYG45.2bn, respectively.

INC restarts clinker production

22 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Following three days of stoppage to change one of the raw mill motors, Paraguay’s Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) has resumed clinker production, said Ernesto Benítez, president of INC. "Regarding the production of clinker and cement we are recovering the levels. Last night we started operating again, after several days we had to suspend. The quality is good as well as the amount. We are achieving the market numbers well," he said. He expects to produce 40,000-50,000 bags/day. "We are a...

Fancesa signs agreement to export to Paraguay

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) and a Paraguayan construction company reached an agreement to export cement to the South American country. The cement producer will initially ship 20,000 bags per month but as demand in Paraguay advances, will increase its export volumes. All shipments are subject to the requirements of the Paraguayan Institute in terms of resistance, stability and quality management of the product. "We are returning to Bolivia with this signed agree...

Fancesa increases clinker sales to Chile

20 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based Fancesa will be delivering an 8000t clinker shipment to Chile, following the 1000t cargo to CBB in the neighbouring state last month, according to Correo del Sur. The company is currently carrying out a study into the sale of clinker and has requested collaboration from the local transport sector, according to Amael España, the company’s legal receiver. “I'm sure the carriers will help us. We have to be competitive by lowering prices and keeping up with international competit...

Cecon plant to enter service in August 2022

04 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementos Concepción (Cecon) in Paraguay has completed around 70 per cent of the civil engineering works at its new plant, according to Esmerk Latin American News. The 1.03Mta plant is located in Concepción, San Lázaro, south of Vallemí. The US$200m project is expected to start production in August 2022.

Paraguay’s INC sets 70,000bags/day output target

23 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Paraguay-based Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) reported that the production of cement at its Vallemí plant is normalising at nearly 50,000 bags/day. The state-owned cement producer currently has a production target of 70,000 bags/day. INC President, Ernesto Benítez, said that once imported stock is sold, the INC product will be able to reach the market via the usual channels. “There is still a significant amount of this imported cement in the warehouses and this delays the departure of...

Peru cement prices among lowest in Latin America

05 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Capeco, the Peruvian construction chamber, reported that the average retail price for grey cement in Peru is around US$6.22 per 42.5kg bag – one of the lowest in Latin America. The highest price is paid in Argentina, where a bag of cement costs on average US$12.34, followed by Nicaragua, Uruguay, Guatemala and Paraguay, where a bag of cement costs around US$10. In Brazil, prices are the lowest at US$5.03/bag, according Capeco. In Chile a bag of cement retails at US$7.65 while in Colombia a...

New 1Mta cement plant to enter Paraguay's market

30 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The cement plant Cementos Concepcion (Cecon) is currently under construction in Paraguay and is designed to produce over 1Mta from June 2022, when it is due to begin operations. Cecon recently launched an investment vehicle of over US$200m (EUR163.18m) to finance the project. Cecon already has two concrete factories in Limpio. The new cement unit is set to eliminate the country's cement deficit.