A consortium led by Sacyr Industrial has bagged an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth $241M for the construction of a new cement plant in Potosi, Bolivia.
The consortium includes Sacyr Industrial, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, and Imasa, Ingeniería y Proyectos.
The contract was signed with Servicio de Desarrollo de las Empresas Públicas Productiva (SEDEM) for Empresa Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBBOL), Bolivia’s state-owned cement producer.
The contract includes the design, construction, assembly and commissioning of a new clinker line with capacity for 3,000 tonnes per day, and a cement line that will able to produce up to 1.3M tonnes of cement annually.
The required clinker manufacturing process is the dry process, meaning the plant will have the following main processing units: primary crushing, pre-homogenisation yard, vertical raw mill, raw meal silo, five-stage pre-heater tower, rotary kiln, grate cooler, clinker silo, cement mill and cement silo, and packaging and palletising line.
The latest EPC contract is said to be the second of its kind in Bolivia following the award of Oruro cement plant in 2015, and the third in South America, after the award last year of Riobamba line in Ecuador.
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.