CEMEX Dominicana expects to recommission one of its production lines at its plant in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, which could imply a 33% increase in its production capacity in the country. The increase would boost the cement industry’s self-sufficiency, noted the company, and would strengthen CEMEX Dominicana’s position to serve the growth of the construction sector in the Caribbean.
The producer anticipates reactivating line 1 of the San Pedro de Macoris plant to increase its existing clinker production capacity by more than 500,000 metric tons annually, implementing state-of-the-art technologies to improve efficiency and remain aligned with international environmental standards.
The planned reactivation, currently scheduled for the last quarter of 2021, is part of CEMEX Dominicana’s growth plan, seeking to strengthen its capacity to respond to the local market’s demand as that of the export market, maintaining its firm commitment to the quality of service it provides to the Caribbean construction sector.
“At CEMEX Dominicana, we reiterate our commitment to the sustainable development of the Dominican Republic, in the context of boosting the national economy, aiming with these investment plans to reduce the need for imports, promote local industry, and contribute to the generation of employment in the country,” said José Antonio Cabrera, director of CEMEX Dominicana.
Currently, CEMEX Dominicana supplies more than 2 million metric tons of cement and clinker to the Dominican and export markets.