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CEMEX keen to further green practices with alternative fuel

Cement manufacturer CEMEX Philippines has entered into a joint venture with the Department of Energy (DOE), Green Alternative Technology Specialist Inc. (GATSI), International SWIMS (Solid Waste Integrated Management Specialist Inc.), and Green Siam Resources Corporation for the use of biomass… Continue reading

CEMEX to launch new project

Naga City, Cebu — In line with the national government’s Philippine Energy Plan, a cement company here is set to implement a new waste-to-energy project.

Such project is also expected to reduce the volume of solid waste in Cebu province… Continue reading

CEMEX to expand Naga plant production

Cement manufacturer CEMEX Philippines is allotting P2.5 billion for the expansion of its Naga plant and increase in production capacity from 2.5 million metric tons (MT) to four million MT per year. 

The investment, which covers the construction of the vertical mill, is reported to bring in an additional 1.5 million MT per year. Its construction is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2014.

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CEMEX invests P2.5 billion to hike output

NAGA CITY, CEBU— Consistent with its thrust of placing assets in areas with opportunities for growth, cement manufacturer CEMEX Philippines is investing P2.5 billion to increase production of its Apo cement plant in Cebu to meet the growing demand nationwide.

Normandy Chan, plant director, said on Wednesday the new investment is expected to boost current cement-making capacity of 2.5 million metric tons (MMT) annually by another 1.5 MMT per year.

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Cement maker to spend P2.5B to raise capacity

CEMEX Philippines is investing about P2.5 billion this year to expand production capacity of its cement plant in Cebu while ensuring sustainable and environment-friendly operations.

The Cebu facility, located in Naga City which is about 23 kilometers south of this city, is operated by APO Cement Corp. (APO), a unit of CEMEX.

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Holcim Philippines, SHDA ink deal to help Pinoys get quality, affordable homes

Leading cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines and the Subdivision and Housing Developers Association of the Philippines (SHDA) signed a deal to ensure steady supply to the group’s members at a competitive price, in support of the latter’s goal to build quality but affordable homes.

Signing the agreement last May 7 were Holcim Philippines CEO Eduardo Sahagun and Vice President for Commercial William Sumalinog along with SHDA Chairman and National President Paul Tanchi and Auditor Rodelio Racadio.

Tanchi acknowledged that the agreement is particularly significant during this time of high demand.

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Cement volumes continue to be challenged by soft demand

Key Messages

• Increased government spending has begun and is expected to reinvigorate the market going forward
• For Q3, the typhoon season slowed down construction activity with Holcim Philippines’ volume down by 6%
• Pro-active cost management and manufacturing excellence initiatives helped mitigate effects of challenging market

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