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Loma Negra to buy 15MW of renewable energy from Genneia

05 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s Loma Negra will purchase 15MW of power from renewable energy company Genneia. The power will be generated by Genneia’s Rawson wind farm in Chubut province. Genneia has invested US$40m to expand the installed capacity of the wind farm by 24MW to 108.7MW. Most of the additional power will be bought by Loma Negra in a 20-year power supply agreement that will see the cement company lift its share of renewable power in its total electricity demand to eight per cent by the end of 201...

Argentina's cement consumption up 7% in December 2017

04 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market expanded 6.8 per cent YoY in December 2017 with demand at 1,004,332t, according to the latest data by the country’s cement association, AFCP. In December 2016 national demand stood at 940,055t. However, when compared with November 2017, the market contracted by 14.9 per cent. Domestic producers dispatched some 990,472t across Argentina, a YoY advance of 5.8 per cent but a MoM drop of 14.9 per cent. These deliveries were supplemented by 13,860t of imports, more ...

LafargeHolcim

03 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The 39.9 per cent-owned LafargeHolcim associate Huaxin Cement is investing in a US$140Mta cement works that it is building in Nepal.  Lafarge Malaysia’s turnover came down by some 13 per cent to US$409.5m in the first nine months of 2017, while a net loss of US$33.1m was incurred, compared with a US$10.5m profit for the same period last year. The company lost money in each of the quarters of this year and a return to profit is not expected until the middle of next year. LafargeHolcim A...

Holcim Argentina to invest US$120m in Malagueño

18 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina has announced a US$120m investment to raise cement capacity at its Malagueño plant by 45 per cent. The expansion project includes the reconstruction of a complete clinker line and a new cement mill as well as the refurbishment of the dispatch lines. The implementation of the expansion is expected to start in early 2018. Some 0.73Mta of capacity will be operational by 2020. "It is a significant increase and will help alleviate some of the problems of backwardness ...

Loma Negra to invest US$350m in new L'Amali line

14 December 2017, Published under Cement News

InterCement-owned Loma Negra will invest US$350m in a brownfield expansion of its L'Amali plant in Olavarría, Buenos Aires province, Argentina, the company announced in a meeting with the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri. The investment will boost the company's domestic capacity by 40 per cent. The new production line, which will add 2.7Mta of annual capacity, will consist of a new state-of-the-art kiln, two vertical roller mills to grind raw materials and cement as well as a compl...

Argentina's cement consumption up 17% YoY in November

08 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market expanded 16.5 per cent in November 2017 with consumption increasing to 1,179,763t from 1,013,083t, according to the latest data from the country’s cement producers' association, AFCP. When compared with October 2017, domestic demand edged up 2.5 per cent from 1,150,794t. Cement production increased 15.4 per cent YoY to 1,174,989t in November from 1,017,760t in November 2016. Of this output, some 1,163,215t were delivered to the domestic market, a 15.5 per cent ...

Fancesa plans to export to Paraguay and Argentina

15 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Following expansion of its Santa Cruz plant, Bolivian cement producer Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) has signalled the intent to export cement to Paraguay and Argentina, contradicting earlier plans by the company. "We can not just think about the markets of Santa Cruz or the country, we must expand and reach Paraguay, the north of Argentina, it will be beneficial for the company," Rivero said. The company expects to be able to send its first shipment to Paraguay in the comin...

Cementos Itacamba to export additional 4000t to Argentina

14 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s Cementos Itacamba is preparing a second cement and clinker shipment for export at the end of this month following the success of the first export delivery to Argentina and Paraguay. The second shipment will carry 4000t of cement, an identical amount when compared with the first one, and is set for Argentina via the Paraguay-Paraná waterway. In terms of clinker, the company expects to export 160,000t this year following the opening of the Yacuses plant, which enabled the comp...

Argentina’s cement market expands 23% in October 2017

06 November 2017, Published under Cement News

In October Argentina cement producers delivered 1,150,386t of cement, including exports, according to the Argentine cement producers association, AFCP. This represents a two per cent rise MoM and 23.2 per cent YoY. Of this total, domestic deliveries stood at 1,141,190t, up 23.3 per cent YoY, while exports increased 14.5 per cent YoY to 9196t. When compared with September 2016, domestic dispatches were up 1.8 per cent from 1,121,423t and exports 41.1 per cent from 6517t. Domestic demand ed...

Argentina's demand sees 11% rise in 9M17

19 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement producers delivered 1,121,311t of cement in September 2017, up 12.6 per cent YoY and 0.8 per cent MoM, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Domestic supply was complemented by 10,122t of imports, more than doubling the 4900t imported in September 2016 and seeing a 10.1 per cent MoM increase. This resulted in a total market demand of 1,131,433t, up 13 per cent YoY and 0.8 per cent MoM from 1,001,130t and 1,22,059t, respectively. In addition, domestic ...