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Dalmia Cement plans new 2Mta plant

03 November 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Dalmia Cement is planning to set up a new 2Mta grinding plant in Bokaro, Jharkhand, according to the state’s government. The company is expected to invest INR5.77bn (US$77.14m) in the construction of the plant, with work scheduled to begin this month and set to be completed within a year.

Indian government sets up new cement council

08 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Indian government has set up a 25-member development council for the cement industry, which will suggest ways to eliminate waste, obtain maximum production, improve quality, reduce costs and promote the standardisation of products, according to a press release. Other functions of the council include recommending measures for securing the full utilisation of installed capacity, particularly of less efficient units, as well as promoting training, and promoting or undertaking scientific ...

Dalmia Cement launches production at 2.25Mta expansion

26 March 2021, Published under Cement News

India's Dalmia Cement (Bharat) launched commercial production at its new 2.25Mta plant expansion in Bengal, Midnapore, on Wednesday. As a result, overall capacity at the unit has reached 4Mta, making it the largest plant in the state. The company has reported a revival in demand from the infrastructure and urban housing sectors, along with that from individual home builders and the government's rural housing schemes, especially from the eastern and central regions. Therefore, the new expans...

EP100 companies avoid release of 328Mt of CO2

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Climate Group’s  EP100 Progress and Insights Report 2020 tracks the rapid progress of energy-smart member companies improving their energy and productivity. It reveals that by using the latest technologies, improving processes, and digitising use, just 33 EP100 companies have avoided 328Mt of CO 2 equivalent (CO 2 e) to date – more than the annual emissions of France. The transition is also good news for business, with a total of US$200m in savings saved annually by the 22 companie...

Dalmia Cement sees sales volumes rise 7%

10 November 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd has seen a seven per cent YoY rise in sales volume to 4.8Mt in the second quarter of the FY20-21, on the back of strong rural demand and a pick-up in the government’s infrastructure and low-cost housing projects. The company also reported its highest ever quarterly EBITDA at INR7.02bn (US$94.68m), compared to INR4.75bn in the 2QFY19-20. Profit after tax also surged to INR2.32bn from INR360m. "The strength of our company’s foundation is visible in overall...

What characterised the cement world in 2019?

20 December 2019, Published under Cement News

This week ICR looks back at a big year for the cement sector when news centred on several core themes. Prominent trends in our news flow have been the evolution of cement volumes, overcapacity and CO 2 reduction measures. Cement volumes There were a number of positives for cement demand in the 2019, with key markets on the whole performing robustly. At the start of 2019, SNIC President, Paulo Camillo, was suggesting that Brazil would see a change in domestic volumes "After four years ...

India's fuel shift to plastic waste is coming

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

India is making a concerted effort to divert more inorganic waste to the cement manufacturing industry as a fuel. Last week, CemNet reported that the Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) had expressed a commitment to tackle greater disposal of single-use plastics by the cement sector, which could see a reduction of 15-20 per cent of fossil fuel usage by the industry. Currently, waste fuel in India's cement plants only accounts for approximately 10 per cent of fuel consumption. Out of a t...

Dalmia to build 0.5Mta carbon capture facility

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

As part of its drive to become a carbon-negative by 2040, Dalmia Cement announced plans to build a 0.5Mta carbon capture facility at its cement plant in Tamil Nadu in 2-3 years. “The company is committed to become ‘carbon-negative by 2040’, and capturing process emissions from cement manufacturing will be critical towards reaching the target of net zero by 2040,” said Mahendra Singhi, MD and CEO, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. The approach is to set up scalable large demonstration projects o...

Dalmia Cement sets carbon neutrality target for 2040

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

India's Dalmia Cement has taken a proactive stance in reducing carbon emissions by announcing that it has targeted being carbon neutral by 2040. "We follow the strict regimes and are the greenest cement manufacturing company in the world. Reducing transition risks and creating transition opportunities are the top priorities; emissions and energy intensities directly impact the operating costs and India's Dalmia Cement aims to be carbon negative by 2040," said Sunil Gupta, executive director...

Dalmia Cement reportedly considers acquiring Emami Cement assets

12 September 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Dalmia Cement (Bharat) has reportedly submitted an expression of interest in acquiring the cement assets of Emami Group, which have been valued at INR60bn (US$841.9m), according to The Economic Times. "Dalmia Bharat is currently studying the financials provided by the bankers of Emami Cement. The strategy will be decided once we conclude our assessment and firm up our intent to proceed. Moreover, we have a healthy leverage but would always keep all options open," said the company i...