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Ambuja Cements begins trial production at Marwar facility

23 August 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Ambuja Cements has begun trial production at its Marwar cement works in Nagaur district, which will increase the company’s clinker capacity by 3Mta. The plant was built with an investment of INR23.5bn (US$316.45m) and includes a waste heat recovery system alongside 1.8Mta of cement grinding capacity. "I am delighted to inaugurate the trial run at Marwar Cement plant of Ambuja as we dedicate it to meet the infrastructure requirements of the nation. Cement is one of the most impo...

Geocycle India increases waste management performance

11 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Geocycle India, the waste-management arm of ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements (Holcim group) has so far co-processed 2Mt of waste and achieved a thermal substitution rate (TSR) of six per cent in 2021.  Ambuja Cements and ACC have six pre-processing and 14 co-processing facilities that handle close to 1Mta of waste that is diverted from landfill. The ACC Wadi plant in Karnataka co-processes more than 600tpd of waste and achieves a TSR of 18 per cent. In 2020 Geocycle managed close to 500,000t...

Ambuja Cements plans 1.5Mta Ropar expansion

02 August 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Ambuja Cements has announced plans to expand capacity at its Ropar plant in Punjab over the next two years, representing an investment of INR3.1bn (US$41.68m). The 1.5Mta project is expected to be completed by June 2023 with the grinding unit reaching a total capacity of 4.5Mta. "We are optimistic about the growth in demand for cement in India. The expansion of our Ropar unit along with more investment in the coming years will help us unlock fresh opportunities by debottlenecking e...

Ambuja Cement records net sales of INR33.4bn

26 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cement recorded net sales of INR33.420bn (US$448.9m) in the April-June 2021 quarter 2021, up from INR21.450bn in the same period last year. Sales volumes for the 2Q21 reached 6.33Mt up from 4.19Mt in the 2Q20.  EBITDA rose substantially in the 2Q21 to INR9600m, up 61 per cent from INR5950m recorded in the same period last year. Profit after tax amounted to INR7230m in 2Q21, up from INR4530m in the 2Q20. Neeraj Akhoury, CEO India of Holcim and Managing Director and CEO of Ambuja ...

Ambuja Cements and ACC make Industry 4.0 investment

29 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim India companies, Ambuja Cements Ltd and ACC Ltd, are further investing in Industry 4.0 under the group's ‘Plants of Tomorrow’ programme. The four-year programme aims to create a global network of over 270 integrated cement plants and grinding stations in more than 50 countries by applying automation technologies and robotics, artificial intelligence, predictive maintenance and digital twin technologies to the entire production processes. Neeraj Akhoury, CEO India Holcim and mana...

Geocycle India to process plastic waste from river clean-up

22 June 2021, Published under Cement News

ACC and Ambuja Cement’s waste management subsidiary, Geocycle India, will be joining Rekart Innovations in removing plastic waste from the Jojari riverbed in Pipar, Jodphur, Rajasthan. The first load of plastic waste, weighing more than 10t, was recovered recently and sent to Geocycle’s processing facilities at the cement plants of both cement producers. “Geocycle’s vast co-processing infrastructure guarantees safe and environmentally-friendly final treatment of the collected waste. Co-pr...

Geocycle India to help reduce plastic waste leakage

19 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Geocycle India, the in-house waste management arm of LafargeHolcim’s Ambuja Cements and ACC, will implement its Bubble Barrier technology at the Mantola Canal in Uttar Pradesh, to tackle plastic waste leakage. "The Geocycle Bubble Barrier is an innovative concept based on existing technology which makes smart use of a combination of natural currents and a bubble curtain to channel plastic waste towards the banks of rivers and canals instead of it flowing directly into the Yamuna river, fr...

Ambuja Cements has posted a 30% rise in net sales

30 April 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Ambuja Cements (LafargeHolcim) has posted a 29.7 per cent YoY rise in net sales to INR35.79bn (US$483.19m) for the January-March 2021 quarter, compared to INR27.6bn in the year-ago period. The company’s EBITDA also advanced 62 per cent YoY to INR9.77bn, while its EBITDA margin climbed to 27.3 per cent from 21.9 per cent. "India demand growth has been strong in the last quarter which has also helped the sales volume growth and commercial performance. We are also proud to witness th...

ACC and Ambuja partner to research sustainable solutions

23 April 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s ACC and Ambuja Cement (LafargeHolcim) has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) to develop green and sustainable building solutions, according to a press release. The research will look at the use of low-CO 2 binders, with a combination of alternative reinforcement, as a potential substitute for conventional steel rebar. This would reduce the CO 2 footprint of construction work. The collaborative research study will be financially aided by the LafargeHolc...

Ambuja Cement expects to commission Mundwa plant in 3Q21

12 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cement will complete its integrated greenfield cement plant at Mundwa in Rajasthan with învestment of INR23,500m (US$314.4m) in   3Q21. The new plant will enhance the clinker capacity of the company by 3Mta and help improve cement sales by 5Mta. Ambuja Cement is also evaluating brownfield expansions at plants in Bhatapara in Chattisgarh and Maratha (Chandrapur), Maharashtra, in addition to looking at debottlenecking opportunities to reach 50Mta capacity. Addressing shareholders ...