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Environmental groups oppose Calero Risso plant

17 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The building of a cement plant at Calero Risso in Paraguay, proposed by Jiménez Gaona y Lima under the name of Cementos Concepcion, has met with further disapproval from environmental groups. The area includes the Risso Cave, where important fossils were discovered, including microfossils that are 550m years old and said to be the first organisms on the planet with a skeleton. The Paraguayan Federation of Speleology has asked Mades to protect the cave. Cementos Concepción , led by Jor...

INC to launch new cement product

30 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Paraguayan state-owned cement producer, Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) will introduce a new cement product, CP 2-C 40, designed for concrete structures such as bridges and road. The new cement, which brings the company’s product portfolio to four, is expected to arrive on the market in June 2019.

Cartes EIS draws calls for cave protection

08 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s cave research association, Fepae, has called on the country’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development to protect the Risso cave in San Lazaro, Conception, in response to proposals from Grupo Cartes to invest US$180m in a cement plant nearby. The request comes following the publication of an environmental impact study (EIS) by Sociedad Calera Risso that includes the construction of an electrical substation and 66kV transmission line relating to the plant.

Former INC president to head Cementos Concepción

15 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The former president of Paraguayan state-run cement producer Industria Nacional del Cemento, Jorge Mendez, will be leading the new cement company Cementos Concepción, according to Esmerk Latin American News. The new 1Mta cement plant , announced earlier this week, is expected to come online in 2021. Equipment for the facility will be supplied by Denmark-based FLSmidth. When operational, the unit will produce two types of cement – for small and large construction projects.

Consortium to invest US$180m in Paraguayan cement industry

12 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Plans are underway to create a new cement company in Paraguay, Cementos Concepción (Cecom). Paraguay’s President Mario Abdo Benítez and members of his cabinet met with José Ortiz, CEO of tobacco company, Tabacalera del Este (Tabesa) to discuss the investment in the country’s cement industry. Cecom is a venture by Grupo Cartes, Grupo Jiménez Gaona and José Ortiz to build a 1Mta cement plant, a project representing an investment of US$180m. The new production facility will be located south o...

FLSmidth wins equipment order in Paraguay

09 January 2019, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has won a contract worth over DKK350m (US$53.59m) to deliver equipment for a greenfield cement plant in Paraguay.   The facility will have a capacity of 2500tpd and mainly supply cement to its local market. The contract involves designing and engineering the production line, alongside the delivery of energy-efficient equipment for the entire line, from crushing to packing. Meanwhile, the customer will be in charge of the civil design and construction of the project. Plant start-up i...

INC awards US$7m petcoke contract

09 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Paraguay's Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) has awarded the Sanfil GT consortium, represented by Christian Harrison Paleari, the contract for the supply of 24,000t of petcoke at a price of US$299/t. Delivery of the US$7m contract will be in two shipments of 12,000t each with the first shipment due for delivery by 5 February and the second by 15 March. The contract covers four months of petcoke supply for the cement plant, which uses around 6000tpm. The contract was negotiated and agre...

INC reports record deliveries in 2018

08 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Paraguay-based Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) closed 2018 with a delivery record of 12,964,917 bags of cement. In 2017 INC delivered 12,702,486t, up from the 12,659,924t it dispatched in 2016. During the last three months of the year, cement dispatches at the company returned to normal and enabled the company to replenish its stocks and meet back orders. Javier Rodríguez, head of the company, said that the record “highlighted the capacity of INC to overcome any difficult moment’. Wh...

Paraguay's MIC committed to ensuring cement supply

10 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Paraguay's Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) held a press conference with representatives of the cement sector to address the reported scarcity of cement on the market. Vice President of Commerce, Pedro Mancuello, noted that action will be taken to ensure that there is an adequate amount of cement on the market at a suitable price for the consumer. "We are making an alliance with the National Cement Industry (INC) with the Secretary of Defense of the Consumer (SEDECO) and the Sub-...

Further silo spill at INC Villeta

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

A fault in the cement silos at the Villeta plant of Industria National del Cemento (INC), Paraguay, has caused the spill of 250t of cement, rendering the product unusable. A similar spill occurred when a silo was closed, not helping cement supply in the country, which has a cement shortage. Two silos are currently out of use and the remaining two only work partly. Domestic supply will also be reduced when the kiln at Vallemí is shut down for a month for maintenance, with the potential to...