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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 ...

Venezuela: output at 16% of year forecast

13 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Venezuelan cement producers have manufactured around 112,000t of cement in May, according to El Mundo or some 16 per cent of the forecast year total. Industria Venezolana de Cemento (Invecem) reported an output of 52,522 while Venezolana de Cementos (Vencemos) produced 42,200t of its planned 266,000t. At Cement Andino some 29 per cent of the year total, or 16,273t. Fábrica Nacional de Cemento y Cerro Azul represent eight per cent of the month’s production. In the January-April period...

New 1Mta line starts up at San Sebastian de los Reyes, Venezuela

07 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, has inaugurated a new line at the San Sebastian de los Reyes cement plant, owned by Industria Venezolana de Cemento (Invecem). The new line will increase Type I cement production by 1Mta in the country, helping to supply cement to infrastructure projects and the Gran Misión Vivienda housing programme. The Sino-Venezuelan project represents an investment of US$168m.

Venezuela: Trujillo's line 2 construction makes steady progress

28 September 2015, Published under Cement News

The construction of the second line at the Trujillo plant of Venezuela’s Cemento Andino has progressed to 35.1 per cent, according to the president of Corporación Socialista del Cemento. "The growth we are experiencing today will have a major impact on the development not only of Trujillo, but of Venezuela. With this new line, the cement production capacity of this subsidiary will triple, to place it in third place production of the country, "he said. The project represents an investme...