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Rioclaro cement plant modernization

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Start: 01/2015
Completion: 06/2015
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The project entails the expansion and modernization of Colombian cement and concrete manufacturer Argos' Rioclaro plant, located in the Antioquia department. The project entails a new packaging and shipping system to reach cement distribution capacity of 1Mt/y, the expansion of furnace No. 1, installation of an energy-efficient vertical roller mill and the transition of furnace No. 2 to alternative fuels from conventional fuels as a means to reduce generated heat energy by 12%. Works are intended to improve supply efficiency in central Colombia, which accounts for 70% of the country's cement demand, to introduce greater product variety and to meet the logistic needs of new locations.

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Rioclaro cement plant modernization
Project Type
Cement plant
Development Phase
In operation
Project Status
Project Capacity
 Cement plant
US$ 92mn
Completion Date

Cementos Argos' Rioclaro plant is located in Colombia's Antioquia department.

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