As part of its growth strategy, CEMEX will increase capacity in Guatemala with the construction of a $25 million grinding mill at its cement plant.
Current grinding capacity at the plant is about 500,000 metric tons of cement per year. Following the completion of the project, production will increase to 900,000 mtpy.
It will rely on modern and efficient processes for cement production and environmental standards. The new grinding mill, which will produce low-carbon cements, will be designed to be one of the most sustainable in the sector and will also be aligned with CEMEX’s Future in Action program, aimed to reduce its carbon footprint.
“This investment reinforces CEMEX’s commitment to Guatemala’s development and reflects our confidence in the favorable 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 which contribute to sustainable construction, like Vertua, our family of net-zero and low carbon products.”
The project is expected to be completed in early 2023.