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CRH reportedly in talks to sell stake in Indian joint venture

13 December 2019, Published under Cement News

CRH is reportedly in talks to exit its joint venture with India’s My Home Group, according to VC Circle. In 2008, CRH acquired the 50 per cent stake in My Home Industries for around US$450m and the deal would see this returned to the Indian group. My Home Industries operates across four locations in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, with a total cement capacity of 9.6Mta. The company is a market leader in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana under its flagship brand of Maha Cement.

Ban on new cement plants lifted for Punjab

13 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Provincial Minister for Industries & Trade, Mian Aslam Iqbal, has announced that the government for Punjab, India, has lifted a ban on the cement industry after 12 years. The minister revealed this while presiding over a meeting that was held to review investment in the cement industry and installation of new plants in the province, according to the Business Recorder. Mr Iqbal noted that months were spent in getting a no objection certificate (NoC) for setting up new industries. A ...

Sagar Cements records 27% fall in production

09 December 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Sagar Cements has seen the company's standalone cement production/purchase decline 27.4 per cent to 172,160t in November 2019, compared to 236,967t in the year-ago period. Consolidated cement production was down 23.1 per cent YoY to 244,291t from 317,796t. Standalone cement sales for the month also fell 29.4 per cent to 167,720t from 237,409t sold in November 2018. Consolidated cement sales dipped to 241,195t, a decline of 23.5 per cent compared to 315,106t in the previous year’s ...

JSW Cement will use UAE plant to grow

06 December 2019, Published under Cement News

This week, JSW Cement announced that its new 1Mta clinker production unit in Fujairah, UAE, is expected to be on-stream in January 2020. The project will enable JSW Cement to transfer clinker from UAE to Mumbai, where it will complete the finish grinding for the Indian market. The Dolvi plant is the company's closest plant to Mumbai, being situated just to the south in Raigad district. However, originally it was only equipped with a single 72tph UBE VRM and had a grinding capacity of 1Mta....

NCB International Seminar preview interview - Part 2

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

In the second part of ICR's interview with Dr Bibekanana Mohapatra, NCB's head director, we discuss the current Indian cement market and the opportunities for trade. Indian Cement Sector Review Dr Bibekananda Mohapatra, NCB Head Director, discusses the Indian cement sector and trade ICR: This year, Indian cement demands is forecast by some analysts to be about half what it was in 2018. Are there many government infrastructure projects that are being hel...

All-India cement prices fall in November

04 December 2019, Published under Cement News

All-India cement prices have reportedly fallen two per cent MoM in November on the back of reduced demand, according to Centrum Broking. The all-India average cement price in October-November was around INR303/50kg bag (US$4.23/50kg bag), down from around INR309 in the July-September quarter and a considerable decline from around INR360 in the 1QFY19-20.

CMA announces president and VP appointments

04 December 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA) has elected Mahendra Singhi as its president for the second year running. "I'm extremely proud to be associated with CMA during this year of rapid and profound positive environmental impact. I'm looking forward as CMA President to making 2020 an even more prolific year. Indian cement is working on a low carbon technology map and remaining fully sustainable. The cement industry is consciously working on achieving and aligning itself with the S...

NCB International Seminar preview interview - Part 1

03 December 2019, Published under Cement News

ICR spoke to Dr Bibekananda Mohapatra, NCB's head director, ahead of the 16th NCB International Seminar to be held on 3-6 December 2019, in New Delhi, India, to find out what delegates could expect from the meeting and to get an update on the Indian cement sector. Dr Bibekananda Mohapatra, NCB Head Director NCB 16th International Seminar ICR: What are the main thoughts that you want people to go away with after visiting the NCB International Seminar? NCB: Research an...

SCR meets industry representatives to improve cement loading

03 December 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s South Central Railway (SCR) has met representatives from leading domestic cement producers to discuss the improvement of its cement loading. UltraTech, India Cements, Kesoram Cements, ACC, Orient and Bharati Cements all assured railway authorities that cement loading will increase in the coming months, according to Telangana Today. The cement industry is the second-largest freight contributor for SCR, which loaded nearly 13.71Mt during the first half of the FY19-20, the highest am...

NCB's 16th International Seminar to highlight key industry concerns

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

India will be the centre of attention next week for the global cement industry, as the NCB hosts its 16th International Seminar in New Delhi between 3-6 December. There are many leading speakers at this event that will talk on key issues facing the Indian cement sector, such as: reducing the clinker factor with blended cements, waste fuels and raw materials, the circular economy, project engineering, process optimisation, advances in grinding and concrete performance. The Indian cement sect...