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CEMEX strengthen presence in Guatemala

CEMEX

Company to expand cement production capacity with new, state-of-the-art grinding mill

CEMEX are to increase their cement production capacity in Guatemala with the construction of a new, state-of-the-art, grinding mill that is expected to be completed in early 2023.

The facility will be strategically located within the company’s existing plant in Guatemala and will rely on modern and efficient processes for cement production and to meet environmental standards.

The new grinding mill, which will produce low-carbon cements and will be one of the most sustainable in the sector, will align with CEMEX's Future in Action programme, aimed at reducing the company’s carbon footprint.

‘This investment reinforces CEMEX’s commitment to Guatemala’s development and reflects our confidence in the favourable outlook of the economy in the country and the region,’ said Jesus Gonzalez, president of CEMEX South, Central America, and the Caribbean.

‘We are excited about expanding our offer of products and solutions to the market that contribute to sustainable construction, such as Vertua, our family of net-zero and low-carbon products.’

The total value of the investment is approximately US$25 million. Current grinding capacity at the plant is around 0.5 million tonnes per year. Following the completion of the project, production will increase by approximately by 0.4 million tonnes to 0.9 million tonnes per year.

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