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JK Cement boosts capacity by 2Mta

30 March 2023, Published under Cement News

India's JK Cement has increased its cement production capacity by 2Mta. Its integrated Mangrol plant has expanded its capacity by 0.5Mta from 3.25Mta to 3.75Mta, while its integrated Muddapur works has increased its capacity from 3Mta to 3.5Mta. Its grinding unit at Jharli has seen its capacity advance from 1.5Mta to 2Mta, and the company’s Aligarh grinding plant has added 0.5Mta, taking its capacity from 1.5Mta to 2Mta. These expansions form part of a proposed 5.5Mta expansion p...

JK Lakshmi Cement joins RE100 and EP100 climate initiatives

30 March 2023, Published under Cement News

In a major move to make its production process carbon-free and contribute to creating a sustainable future, JK Lakshmi Cement has joined RE100, a global corporate renewable energy initiative to ensure meeting 100 per cent electricity demand through renewable sources. The company has committed to meeting this target by 2040. With this step, the company has become the fourth cement firm globally to join the initiative which demonstrates its unflinching commitment toward environment and sust...

IKN completes cooler installation at Mukutban plant

30 March 2023, Published under Cement News

A brand new 8000tpd IKN cooler has been installed at Birla Corp ’s Mukutban plant in India. The cooler passed a performance test last week with all measured parameters with hot air recirculation coming within the guaranteed figures. Even at a kiln output of 8178tpd, the clinker exit temperature was 20°C below the guaranteed value. This is the biggest clinker production line in the Maharashtra state and one of the most advanced cement factories in India in terms of technology and efficien...

Malabar Cements launches new dry mix

28 March 2023, Published under Cement News

India's Malabar Cements has launched a new dry mix for use when plastering buildings. The dry mix is made by combining cement and sand after removing dampness with the help of a machine, reports The Hindu. Supplied in 40kg bags, the dry mix can be used directly for plastering simply by adding water and covers a larger area than the conventional cement and sand method, according to the company. Malabar Cements currently runs two cement plants, one integrated and one grinding, located in ...

Ambuja Cements wins community award

28 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements , part of the Adani group, has scooped the Development Catalyst Award 2022 at the Livelihoods India Summit. Through its CSR arm, the company has been empowering the social and economic growth of communities located near to its manufacturing facilities, including the creation of farmers’ clubs, self-help groups, and women’s federations. A fund has also been set up to provide loans to local businesswomen to sustain their businesses, and provide financial assistance to farming f...

Sagar Cements appoints new director

28 March 2023, Published under Cement News

India’s Sagar Cements Ltd has appointed Shri Ravichandran Rajagopal as an independent director of the company, effective from 27 March 2023 for a period of five years. A graduate in mechanical engineering, Mr Rajagopal is currently a whole-time director on the board of Anjani Foods Ltd. He has also held roles at Ciba Geigy Ltd, Vijay Cements, Elico Healthcare Ltd and Sri Vishnu Educational Society.

Dalmia Cement sells stake in Dalmia Bharat Refractories

27 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd (DCBL) has agreed to sell its entire investment of 18,723,743 equity shares in Dalmia Bharat Refractories Ltd to M/s Sarvapriya Healthcare Solutions Private Ltd. The transaction represents 42.36 per cent of share capital, at a total consideration of INR8000m (US$97.12m), and forms part of DCBL’s strategy to exit non-core business/investment, according to the company.

UltraTech Cement wins Water Sustainability Award

22 March 2023, Published under Cement News

UltraTech  ( Aditya Birla ) has been presented the ‘TERI-IWA-UNDP Water Sustainability Award 2022’ by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in association with the International Water Association (IWA) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).  The award was conferred to UltraTech at the ‘Second Water Sustainability Awards 2022-23’ at New Delhi on the eve of World Water Day 2023. UltraTech was recognised under the ‘Water For All’ category for the watershed project implemente...

Dalmia Cement and Vedanta Aluminium team up to produce low-carbon cement

16 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Vedanta Aluminium has entered into a long-term partnership with Dalmia Cement  (Bharat) for the supply of industrial wastes such as fly ash and spent pot lining (SPL) to produce low-carbon cement. Under the agreement, Vedanta’s large aluminium smelter at Jharsuguda will transport around 20 rakes of fly ash per month for five years to Dalmia’s cement plants in Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya and Assam, as well as supply SPL to Dalmia’s Rajgangpur plant in Odisha for three years.   Ever...

13 UltraTech mines receive 5-star rating

14 March 2023, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has announced that 13 of its mines received five-star ratings for year 2021-22 from the Indian Bureau of Mines at the 75 th anniversary celebrations of the Indian Bureau of Mines. These are the highest number of five-star ratings awarded to any company in India across all sectors. Conceptualised by the Ministry of Mines, the star ratings are based on adoption of best practices for implementation of Sustainable Development Framework in mining. A five-star ratin...