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Venezuela's construction industry stalls in 2019

11 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The president of the Venezuelan Chamber of Construction (CVC), Mauricio Brin, has said that the sector will close 2019 with a fairly negative balance sheet, due to a continuing decline in construction works. "Public construction is stalled and in the private area only some office buildings, specifically those that are in Caracas, Valencia and other capitals nationwide," said Mr Brin. Therefore, the low building materials output is sufficient to meet demand for the small number of activ...

Venezuelan cement output below 50% of market requirement

30 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The production of cement in Venezuela is less than half of the country’s demand of 18Mt, according to El Impulso. Output is currently down from 9Mt to 4Mta, due to issues with electrical power supply, equipment and inputs, said Orlando Chirinos, president of the Federation of Cement Workers (Fetracemento) and secretary general of the cement workers syndicate of Lara state. In terms of equipment, cement producers face challenges in obtaining refractory bricks, metallic grinding media and sl...

Catatumbo Cements faces disruption from road blockage

18 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The distribution of cement and other products, including clinker, has been disrupted in the Venezuelan municipalities of Rosario de Perijá and Machiques de Perijá due to the blocking of the main road that connects to the plant of Catatumbo Cements. According to local media reports, a group of cooperatives in the area have closed the La Luna road. The transport cooperatives reportedly wish to obtain 100 per cent control of the transfer and supply of materials (cement, clinker, stone and gra...

Venezuela’s San Sebastián works sees production plummet

09 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Invecem’s San Sebastián de los Reyes cement plant in Aragua, Venezuela, has been out of action for three weeks as workers protested regarding wages and the lack of investment in the plant by the state. Output has fallen from 90,000 to 18,000t. "If we do not have investment, we will not have salary improvement. Most of the equipment and machinery that is damaged come from abroad and the spare parts are imported, but we do not have currency, "said José Carrillo, one of the plant’s workers. ...

Fall in Venezuelan output persists as plant improvements suffer delay

25 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Venezuela continues to decline with output at the Pertigalete plant of Venezolana de Cementos between 20-30 per cent of its total production capacity. "Production is between 20 per cent and 30 per cent, because only Line 7 is operative, and its conditions are not the best," Luis Chaparro, general secretary of the cement and related products union, explained, adding that the plant generates considerable levels of dust and output is prioritised for delivery to projects ...

Cementos Yaracuy scheduled to come online this year

12 March 2018, Published under Cement News

As part of an agreement between Venezuela and India, Megatech International is currently building a 600tpd cement plant in  the Barranco Amarillo sector of the Valeroso Peña Industria Complex, Peña, Venezuela. The Cementos de Yaracuy project is expected to generate 300 direct jobs. "When starting operations, it will produce 600tpd of cement, for a total of 4.5m bags of 42 kilos per year, of which a percentage will be destined to other states and 30 per cent to exports to Aruba, Curacao an...

Venezuela can't hide shortages and black market

20 October 2017, Published under Cement News

This week ICR reported on the inauguration of the second line at the Las Llanadas cement plant in Trujillo, Venezuela. The Cementos Andino works is owned by Corporacion Socialista de Cementos and will increase plant cement capacity by 0.5Mta to 1.35Mta. China has fostered much of the work on the Las LLanadas upgrade with Catic Beijing being the main contractor . Other recent Chinese support includes AVIC International Beijing's deal with Loesche to supply two vertical roller mills for ...

Venezuela: Llas Lanadas commissions Line 2

16 October 2017, Published under Cement News

On Friday, 13 October the second line of the Las LLanadas plant in Trujillo, Venezuela, was commissioned, increasing the cement works’ capacity by 0.5Mta to 1.35Mta. Line No 2 includes a 64m-long kiln and General Lynch Dávila, president of the Corporación Socialista de Cementos, which owns the cement plant, said that the company’s technology “is a model throughout the South American region.” "We also have a large warehouse in which 12,000t of cement will be stored and two bulk dispatch...

Venezuela expects to export 0.3Mt of cement in 2017

02 February 2017, Published under Cement News

In 2017 Venezuela’s cement industry forecasts cement exports of 0.3Mt, around five per cent of the country’s total planned production of 6Mt, according to the President of the Federación Bolivariana de Construcción, Marco Tulio Díaz. He added that part of the output of the cement plants is directed to Misión Vivienda, the government’s housing programme.

Venezuela: Peña mini-plant expected online in 1Q17

20 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The new cement plant currently under construction in Barranco Amarillo, Peña, Yaracuy state, has been completed 70 per cent and is expected to enter service in the first quarter of 2017, according to the Yaracuy government. Following commissioning, the mini plant, which represents an investment of US$15m, is expected to produce 4.5m cement bags per year destined for public works projects. Yaracuy State Governor, Julio León, said during an inspection of the plant: "It is expected that ...