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Bolivia’s Ecebol offers tender for new cement plant

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The Bolivian state-owned cement manufacturer Ecebol has announced a tender for the establishment of a new cement plant in Oruro. The plant will have a clinker production capacity of 3000 tpd. According to local press, the project is valued at US$247 million and comprises plant construction, equipment supply and staff training. The deadline for bids is 18 March and the contract will be awarded by 28 March.


Speaking at a press conference, Corporate Manager of Soboce, René Sánchez, said that he expected cement demand in Bolivia to increase to 3.5 million t this year up from 3.3 million t in 2013. Soboce had a market share of around 48% last year, and Sánchez told local press that he hopes a similar figure will be achieved in 2014.

Soboce has also raised a formal complaint with the National Hydrocarbon Agency regarding Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB). For the last 18 months Soboce has been in talks with YPFB to supply natural gas to a new plant in Yacuses. The plant will require approximately 10 million ft3 of natural gas per day.

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