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Venezuela signs cement plant agreement with China

22 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Venezuela and China signed a framework agreement for the installation of a new cement plant in the state of Lara, Venezuela, which is expected the basis for the installation of a further works. This will increase cement production to 1.2Mta.

New cement plant for Venezuela to be inaugurated

07 July 2014, Published under Cement News

The Iranian Mines and Mining Development and Renovation Organisation (IMIDRO) is to inaugurate a cement plant in Venezuela within the next few months, says Mehdi Karbasian, IMIDRO's managing director. The Iranian organisation has provided technical services and engineering to the greenfield plant in Servasul. The 1Mta factory was instigated by IMIDRO after signing an agreement to establish the cement plant in Venezuela in 2012. However, construction was halted due to a budget deficit, sai...

Invecem to double San Sebastian output, Venezuela

26 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Industria Venezolana de Cemento (Invecem) is expected to double production at its plant in San Sebastián de los Reyes, Aragua state, brings its third production line on-stream, according to Venezuela’s industry minister, José David Cabello. The new line is a Sino-Venezuelan joint venture with an investment of US$144m, provided by the Chinese Fund as part of an agreement between the two countries.

Venezuela: Cemento Andino output reaches 283,308t

19 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s Cemento Andino produced 283,308t of cement between January and mid-June. The output was delivered to serve the Trujillo, Mérida, Barinas, Portuguesa, Lara and Zulia markets, according to Oswaldo Zerpa, Andino’s general manager. The company is currently building a second production line which will see its capacity increase to 2.1Mta.

Venezuela: Cemento Andino dispatches 1.1m bags of cement in April

20 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s Cemento Andino dispatched 1,138,326 bags of cement in April. Cemento Andino operates a cement works in Las Llanadas, Candelaria in Trujillo state and distributes its product through 45 community outlets. In addition, the company has a direct distribution centre in Las Llanadas, four communal bulk silos and three concrete plants in Barinas, Portuguesa and Trujillo.

Invecem awarded limestone and clay concession

06 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Industria Venezolana de Cemento (Invecem) has been granted a licence for limestone and clay exploitation by the state government of Falcón. The 20-year licence will enable the Venezuelan cement producer to increase production by 23 per cent. "The signing of this concession is very important as it will allow us to develop our products in line with the first phase of the expansion project we have started in January and will culminate in April," said José Camejo, director of Invecem’s Cumare...

Venezuela cement capacity set to increase

07 April 2014, Published under Cement News

With a total capacity of 9.09Mta and 20 production lines, Venezuela’s cement industry is stable, according to the country’s Minister for Industry, José David Cabello. He also explained that three new cement production lines with a combined capacity of 3.2Mta are under construction. "The projection is to increase the production capacity in the country to an extra 3.65Mta in the coming years," he said. Venezuela’s government plans to invest US$850m to increase domestic production.

Venezuelan cement plants see 4Q13 output fall

02 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s largest cement company, Venezolana de Cementos, saw production drop 13.1 per cent in 4Q13, according to data by the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV). The fall in output has been attributed to a range of factors, including unplanned shutdowns, lack of raw materials and other inputs as well as issues with packing equipment. However, Venezolana de Cementos was not the only Venezuelan cement producer to face difficulties. Fábrica Nacional de Cementos saw its output fall by a th...

Venezuela industry minister revokes Andino appointment

31 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s Minister of Industry has revoked the appointment of Cemento Andino Chairman Gilberto Antonia Barrios Contreras.

Venezuela central bank to visit cement producers

28 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s Minister of Industries, Wilmer Barrientos, said representatives of the country’s central bank would visit cement companies to find solutions to the sector’s issues. The visits would be part of the government’s efforts to revive cement production in the country. “Those [cement companies] who need to be strengthened, we will strengthen,” he said. The central bank welcomed the measures and confirmed its technical support. While the minister did not give a figure for the governme...