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Loesche wins new Venezuelan contract

10 April 2015, Published under Cement News

AVIC International Beijing has commissioned Loesche with the delivery of two vertical roller grinding mills for the INVECEM cement plant in Monay, Venezuela. Core components of the order include a Loesche LM 53.3+3C for grinding clinker and an LM 48.4 raw meal mill. The new cement plant in Monay in the federal state of Trujillo is a joint project of both the governments in Venezuela and China, who have agreed to build three new cement plants in Venezuela, each with a production capacity of ...

Molina: Venezuela to take cement output to 9Mt in 2015

27 January 2015, Published under Cement News

As part of the Venezuelan government’s investment in the country’s cement sector, the new Cerro Azul plant in Monagas state, is expected to add 1Mta of cement to national output and hence bring the forecast output for 2015 to 9Mt, according to the Minister for Ecosocialism, Habitat and Housing, Ricardo Molina. He added that the Gran Misión Vivienda Venezuela and Barrio Tricolor housing programmes need 4.5Mt while the balance will be used in the construction of infrastructure, roads and ur...

Venezuela: Holcim receives final installment

01 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Holcim today announced that the group has received the last compensation installment in connection with the nationalisation of Holcim Venezuela in 2008. Corporación Socialista Del Cemento SA, which is now operating the former Holcim plant, has transferred the remaining compensation amount of US$97.5m intially due on 10 September 2014, the Swiss cement producer said in a statement. Holcim reported back in October that it was still awaiting the final installment and was in contact with rel...

Venezuela: 600tpd cement works to be built in Yaracuy

11 November 2014, Published under Cement News

To help alleviate Venezuela’s cement shortage a new cement plant, ‘Valeroso Peña’, will be built in Peña, Yaracuy. The 600tpd works will be constructed with assistance from India in an area that is rich in high-quality limestone. "The complex is part of a proposed three mini plants by the governors of Portuguesa, Cojedes and Yaracuy, which was approved by President Nicolas Maduro to develop through the agreement India - Venezuela. For each US$15m was allocated, "noted Julio León, governor ...

Jamaica: Caribbean Cement to start 240,000t Venezuelan shipment

23 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) has commenced supply of a new 240,000t clinker order to Venezuela. The US$20.5m contract will run over an 18-month period and help boost export revenue from the Rockfort plant. The new order from Caracas extends a previous agreement that saw CCCL ship 100,000t of clinker between December 2013 and April 2014 in a US$8.5m deal. In 9M14, CCCL recorded clinker exports of 80,373t, compared to 6757t in 9M13. Cement export sales also increased during the Jan-Se...

Venezuela: final compensation installment delayed

06 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Holcim is yet to receive the last compensation installment in connection with the nationalisation of Holcim Venezuela in 2008, the company said in a statement today. Corporación Socialista Del Cemento, SA, which is operating the former Holcim plant, has not transferred the remaining compensation amount of USD$97.5m due on 10 September 2014. The Swiss cement major said it is in contact with the relevant parties in Venezuela to address this situation and, if necessary, "will pursue all lega...

Venezuela: IMIDRO starts tests at its Caracas plant

22 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Iranian Mines & Mining Industries Development & Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) has started test production at its Iran-built plant in Venezuela, a project that saw the start of its implementation eight months ago. The opening ceremony of the 1Mta plant was attended by Iranian Industries, Mines and Trade Minister, Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh as well as the head of IMIDRO's Board of Directors, Mehdi Karbasian, and a number of Venezuelan officials. The plant was launched concurrent with the Ei...

Venezuela: Cemento Andino operates at 86% of capacity

02 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Despite production issues, Venezuela's Cemento Andino is running at 86 per cent of its production capacity and is therefore expected to meet its production targets for 2014, according to its production manager, José Artigas. When compared with last year's figure, output has increased by 26,000t. "We have had problems with the acquisition of some parts, especially with imported orders: filter media are to come, often from overseas suppliers, and paid for with foreign currency. Howev...

Venezuela government to centralise cement plant administration

22 August 2014, Published under Cement News

The Venezuelan government is currently looking at plans to unify the administration of the cement works owned by Corporación Socialista del Cemento (CSC). At present, while the cement works are subsidiaries of the CSC, they each have their own administration. CSC includes Venezolana de Cementos, Industria Venezolana de Cementos, Fábrica Nacional de Cementos and Cemento Andino. Three out of four cement companies have production issues, which is leading to cement shortages in the country.

Venezuela: state companies to restrict cement sales

21 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Venezuela's state cement companies have started to regulate the sales of cement. Building companies can only buy cement from plants near their building sites. Due to the declining output, builders were buying the product wherever available, regardless of location. According to information supplied to the construction sector, Invecem will sell product to companies carrying out work in Aragua, Apure, Carabobo, Miranda, Flacón, Cojedes and part of Guárico state. La Fábrica Nacional de Ceme...