Paraguay: Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) has reported progress on upgrade projects at its cement plants in Vallemi and Villeta. At its plant in Vallemi the company is continuing work on upgrading the fuels that the kiln can use. The project is expected to save up to US$22m/yr. CIE is conducting the work and the launch is scheduled for January 2017.
INC is also building a cement grinding plant at Villeta. The new mill is being built by Sinoma for a cost of US$11.5m and is scheduled for delivery in August 2016. It will have a cement production capacity of 80t/hour or be able to produce around 800,000 bags/month of cement. INC also plans to start operating a pozzolan drying unit at Villeta in September 2016.