Spanish-German Consortium to Build Cement Plant in Bolivia

The Spanish-German consortium formed by IMASA lngeniería y proyectos, S.A., ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Polysius) and Sacyr Industrial (VALORIZA) have signed an EPC contract for the building of a cement plant with Bolivia’s state-run cement producer Empresa Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL), with a value of $244 million.

The plant, which will be built in Oruro, is located in the vicinity of an important limestone deposit – a reserve of 208.7 million tons – which will guarantee the supply of the raw material for 90 years. Its start-up will enable Bolivia to stop importing cement and it will be the plant with the largest production capacity in the country, 1.3 million tpy, covering 20 percent of the internal demand.

The total investment is $306 million, disbursed by Banco Central de Bolivia (BCB), and the project is foreseen to last 3 years.

The signing took place May 15 and was attended by the President of Bolivia Evo Morales, ECEBOL managers and consortium managers. ECEBOL’s technical manager José Luis Jiménez said, “IMASA-Polysius-Sacyr’s proposal is one of the best bids. They are worldly renowned companies in the sector of cement plant installation.”

With this project, IMASA consolidates its experience in cement plants and continues with its internationalization plan, with presence in 14 countries, developing different types of projects.

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