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Cemento Rocafuerte opens Belize's first cement plant

07 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemento Rocafuerto, a subsidiary of Guatemala-based Cemento Progreso, has opened Belize’s first cement plant at Mile 34 of the George Price Highway, near the capital Belmopan, in the presence of the country’s Prime Minister, John Briceño. The 10ha plant represents an investment of US$8m and provides employment to 28 Belizeans. The plant uses European technology that meets modern environmental and quality standards. Company CEO, Jose Raul Gonzalez, emphasised, “We are proudly now producing ...

Holcim México inaugurates new Umán grinding unit

24 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim subsidiary Holcim México saw the commissioning of its new 0.65Mta grinding plant in Umán, Yucatán. The Umán plant will be supplied with clinker from production facilities in Macuspana, Tabasco, and Orizaba, Veracruz. The plant represents an investment of more than US$40m and will be able to supply key infrastructure projects such as the Mayan Train and the Dos Bocas Refinery as well as supply cement in the construction of bridges, roads and housing. “It is one of the most m...

Cecon plant to enter service in August 2022

04 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementos Concepción (Cecon) in Paraguay has completed around 70 per cent of the civil engineering works at its , according to Esmerk Latin American News. The 1.03Mta plant is located in Concepción, San Lázaro, south of Vallemí. The US$200m project is expected to start production in August 2022.

Fancesa inaugurates new Cal Orcko line

27 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) inaugurated its new production line at Cal Orcko, near Sucre. The US$215.45m investment will bring plant capacity to 2100tpd. Chairman of Fancesa’s Board of Directors, Edwin Hurtado, highlighted the important role that bondholders and national banks have played in financing part of the economic resources for the execution of the new line. “Without his participation, this long-awaited project would not have materialised.” The project has g...

New Agadir plant to enter production in July

09 April 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s new cement plant in Souss-Massa, 45km southwest of Agadir, Morocco, is expected to be commissioned at the end of July. The 1.6Mta plant represents an investment of MAD3bn (US$334.6m) and is equipped with the latest technologies, in line with the company’s “Plant of Tomorrow” concept. It will include automation, robotic, artificial intelligence and predictive maintenance technologies. Moreover, from 2023, the plant will be supplied with wind power and use alternative fuels.

Sacko Holding to build new plant in Mali

09 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Sacko Holding SA, a private Mali-based company, has finalised the funding of a US$300m cement plant in Bema, 30km from Diéma on the Noro du Sahel road, Mali. The company has also carried out exploration for limestone in the Bema area, according to Mali News. The plant will cover 4.5ha of the site, which will also include housing (15ha), and is expected to create 250-300 direct jobs initially, rising to 350-400 jobs after 2-3 years. Construction of the new plant is scheduled to commence be...

Interoceanicos to build cement plant in Puno

18 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Peru-based Cementos Interoceanicos has signed an agreement with Satarem to build a 1Mta cement and two lime plants in Puno, Peru, in the next 18 months. The cement producer expects to enter the area’s cement and lime markets in the next two years. The project represents an investment of US$158m. Satarem aims to have a 30 per cent stake in the shareholding of Cementos Interoceanicos as a result of the agreement.

Cemento Melón expects to bring online Punta Arenas plant by June

08 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Chile-based Cemento Melón expects to see its new US$30m Punta Arenas grinding plant to be commissioned by June 2021, reports La Prensa Austral. The plant is located 8.5km north of Punta Arenas in Chile’s most southern region and has a production capacity of 250,000tpa. If the market requires it, an expansion to double this initial capacity will be considered, according to Iván Marinado, Cemento Melón’s general manager. While the company has been present in the Magellanes region for some ti...

ACC has groundbreaking ceremony at Kymore

08 February 2021, Published under Cement News

ACC carried out the groundbreaking ceremony of its 2.7Mta integrated plant with a 1Mta grinding unit at Ametha in Kymore, Madhya Pradesh, India, on 6 February 2021. The line has a 9500tpd kiln with precalciner and a 15MW waste heat recovery system (WHRS). The generation of sustainable power through the WHRS is expected to reduce energy consumption of fossil fuel-based grid power and lead to a reduction in CO 2 emissions of 140,000tpa. In addition, the project will create over 5000 direc...

Société Ciment Côte d’Ivoire’s new plant inaugurated

01 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Côte d’Ivoire’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Souleymane Diarrassouba, inaugurated the new cement plant of Société Ciment Côte d’Ivoire (SCCI) in the PK24 Industrial zone of Akoupé-Zeudji. SCCI commissioned a 1.5Mta cement plant, which represents an investment of XOF60bn (US$110.55m). The new production unit is expected to create 300 direct jobs and 1069 indirect jobs. SCCI is a subsidiary of Atlantic Financial Group, owned by local businessman Kone Dossongui.