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Police shut down counterfeit cement outlet in Odisha

25 February 2021, Published under Cement News

The Commissionerate Police have closed down a counterfeit cement manufacturing unit in Jagatpur, Odisha, India. The unit was operating from a warehouse near Khaira bridge for the last 5-6 years.   A police team patrolling the area became suspicious when a cement laden truck exited the unit and the owner of the factory failed to produce documents for the cement. Police raided the factory this week and found counterfeit cement of reputed brands like UltraTech, Ambuja, Raasi Gold and Dal...

Indian demand picks up as industry awaits improved prices

22 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in India is improving, but prices have not recovered as yet, according to Motilal Oswal Financial Services (MOFS). Demand has been robust in February, led by the continued healthy demand in the north, east and central India as well as the recovery seen in the west of the country. However, the southern region has seen weak demand, although there has been a strong QoQ uptick in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. "Our channel checks indicate the seasonal uptick in demand is playing...

UltraTech Cement Ltd orders nine VRMs from Gebr Pfeiffer

19 February 2021, Published under Cement News

In connection with the realisation of three new clinker production lines, nine vertical roller mills have been ordered by UltraTech Cement Ltd of Mumbai from Gebr Pfeiffer and its Indian subsidiary Gebr Pfeiffer (India) Pvt Ltd. The MVR and MPS vertical roller mills offer UltraTech Cement will be used for the finish grinding of cement raw material, fuel and cements.

Ambuja Cement and ACC renew Master Supply Agreement

19 February 2021, Published under Cement News

The Board of Directors of ACC and Ambuja Cement (LafargeHolcim group) have renewed their existing Master Supply Agreement for three years. In 2018 both companies entered into agreement for supply of cement, clinker and other raw materials such as fuels, fly ash, slag and gypsum besides spare parts used in the factories. As per the pricing formula, both the companies will offer five per cent discount for cement supply to each other on their average net selling price. ACC has a...

Niraj Cement makes new appointments to the Board

16 February 2021, Published under Cement News

The Board of Niraj Cement Structurals Ltd has appointed Vishram Rudre as an additional (managing) director of the company, at its meeting held on 13 February 2021. Sudhakar Tandale has also been appointed as an additional (whole-time) director of the company. Meanwhile, Gulshan Vijaykumar Chopra has resigned as managing director and Ratan Krishan Chopra has resigned as whole-time director.  

Flying Cement completes Punjab WHR plant

15 February 2021, Published under Cement News

The Flying Cement Co Ltd updated the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that it has achieved another key milestone. Company Secretary, Shahid Ahmad Awan, stated that the company has successfully completed the installation and commissioning of a 7.5MW waste heat recovery power plant (WHRPP) at its site in Mangowal, Khushab district in Punjab, Pakistan. He added, “The employment of this technology will augment our ability to process waste heat absorbed in boilers to produce steam at a suitable...

ACC posts 73% YoY rise in net profit

12 February 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s ACC (LafargeHolcim) has reported a 73 per cent rise in net profit to INR4.72bn (US$64.82m) in the December quarter, compared to INR2.73bn in the year-ago period. Revenue advanced two per cent YoY to INR40.66bn from INR39.7bn, while EBITDA increased 30 per cent YoY to INR7.01bn. Cement sales volumes were largely flat at 7.71Mt from 7.76Mt in the October-December 2019 period. "We are encouraged by the government's increased spending on infrastructure development, particularly roa...

Mangalam Cement posts 201% rise in net profit

08 February 2021, Published under Cement News

India-based Mangalam Cement reported standalone net profit of INR374.5m (US$5.1m) for the quarter ended 31 December 2020, a 201.1 per cent advance when compared with the equivalent period in 2019. Net revenue increased by 10.2 per cent YoY to INR3.4049bn in the last quarter of 2020 from INR3.0904 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Operating expenses declined by 2.3 per cent YoY to INR2.621bn during the October-December 2020 quarter from INR2.682bn in the year-ago period....

ACC has groundbreaking ceremony at Kymore

08 February 2021, Published under Cement News

ACC carried out the groundbreaking ceremony of its 2.7Mta integrated plant with a 1Mta grinding unit at Ametha in Kymore, Madhya Pradesh, India, on 6 February 2021. The line has a 9500tpd kiln with precalciner and a 15MW waste heat recovery system (WHRS). The generation of sustainable power through the WHRS is expected to reduce energy consumption of fossil fuel-based grid power and lead to a reduction in CO 2 emissions of 140,000tpa. In addition, the project will create over 5000 direc...

Ambuja Cement to start biofuel sea trials

08 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cement (LafargeHolcim group) is commencing sea trails for using biofuels in its fleet of captive ships, Ambuja Mukund, a move which is estimated to reduce carbon emission by around 25 per cent, claims the company. "With the introduction of biodiesel blends, we are significantly contributing towards the reduction of GHG emissions by introducing a suitable alternate green fuel that helps achieve our parent, LafargeHolcim’s sustainability vision of net zero pledge 2030,"  said the ...