Cemex Latam Holdings (CLH) is constructing an 860 000 tpa cement grinding plant in Ciudad Sandino, Managua, in Nicaragua. On completion, the plant will increase CLH’s cement production capacity by around 104%. The plant, which represents a total investment of US$55 million, will be completed in two phases. In the first phase, approximately US$30 million will be spent on infrastructure procurement and installing the grinding mill. This phase is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2Q15, at which point the facility will have a capacity of 220 000 t. During the second phase, US$25 million will be invested in installing a second cement grinding mill with a 220 000 tpa capacity. This phase is due to be completed by the close of 2017.
Over 200 direct and indirect jobs will be generated during the construction of the plant, and a further 100 direct and indirect jobs will be created when the facility begins operating.
CLH plans to carry out reforestation and community support prgrammes in the local area. This includes launching its Self-Employment Production Centres programme (Centros Productivos de Auto Empleo), which involves the production of concrete blocks for home improvement in collaboration with local governments and communities.
“With this increase in production capacity, CLH strengthens its commitment to Nicaragua, creating the conditions to contribute to its development and ensuring the supply of one of the basic materials for housing and infrastructure construction in the country,” commented Andres Jimenez, CLH Director in Nicaragua. “We contribute to Nicaragua’s development offering innovative building solutions that promote the welfare of its population.”
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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