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High Court orders removal of Birla Corp director

21 September 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Calcutta High Court has restricted Harsh Vardhan Lodha from holding any position in MP Birla Group companies with immediate effect. As a result, he will no longer be the chairman of Birla Corp Ltd. The decision will reportedly be appealed by the company, according to the Business Standard. "Shareholders elected Harsh Varshan Lodha as a director of Birla Corp with an overwhelming majority of 98 per cent. Mr Lodha being otherwise not disqualified from holding the office of director...

Ramco Cements installs new 9MW WHR unit

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Ramco Cements has commissioned a 9MW waste heat recovery unit at its Jayanthipuram cement plant in Andhra Pradesh. Two more 9MW waste heat recovery systems are being installed at Jayanthipuram and are expected be commissioned in the coming months. "The installation of waste heat recovery systems in our plants will help us reduce the power cost. Besides savings in power cost, it also reduces CO 2 emission substantially, which will have a positive impact on the environment," said A...

India Cements begins transporting fly ash by rail

11 September 2020, Published under Cement News

India Cements’ plant in Chilamkur, Andhra Pradesh, has started loading wet fly ash for another plant in Vishnupuram, Telangana. This marks the first time that fly ash is being loaded by railways from this plant, as the company used to transport the material through roadways. Freight customers currently receive a 40 per cent concession on the normal tariff rates (NTR) if they load fly ash either in bagged or in loose/bulk condition through open wagons.

New inland waterway receives first cement consignment

07 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The first export consignment of cement from Bangladesh to Tripura, in India, through the inland waterways has been completed. A Bangladeshi barge carrying 50t of cement reached Sonamura in the northeastern Indian state of Tripura two days after setting sail from Daudkandi. The vessel, MV Premier, reached Sonamura after travelling 93km along the Meghna-Gomati river route. The Protocol for Inland Water Trade and Transit (PIWTT) was signed between India and Bangladesh in 1972 to provide inlan...

Odisha clears two cement capacity expansion projects

03 September 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Odisha state government has cleared two proposals for the expansion of cement grinding capacities. It gave the go-ahead for JSW Cement’s 1.2Mta expansion and Jajpur Cement’s Pvt Ltd 1Mta expansion project – both are located in Kalinganagar in Jajpur. JSW will invest INR4.899bn (US$66.7m) while Jajpur Cements has allocated INR4bn for the project.

FLSmidth appoints regional presidents for Australia and South America

31 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Tamer Eid has been named by FLSmidth as the company's new president for the Australia region, effective 14 September 2020. Over his career, Mr Eid has held various senior executive and technical roles in the mining and oil and gas sectors. He has also led international service businesses that directly supported the production assets of the world’s leading mining and oil and gas companies. Along with his MBA and Mechanical Engineering degree, he brings with him extensive experience within th...

JSW Group to merge its distribution and supply chain segments

26 August 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s JSW Group has announced plans to merge the distribution and supply chain operations of its steel, cement and paint businesses in India for better synergies and to save costs, according to the Times of India. The group has already combined the distribution operations of the three segments in east India and will roll out the initiative across the rest of the country in the coming months. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, JSW Group has already been reducing costs by cutting ca...

Bracing for an uncertain future

25 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Despite being a general election year, Indian cement demand growth unexpectedly stagnated for most of 2019. Furthermore, the ongoing COVID-19 crisis further restricted demand in the opening quarters of 2020. Going forward, considerable uncertainty remains and hope rests on an economic recovery led by a large-scale stimulus package. The decline in investment proposals and project announcements in India’s infrastructure sector suggest a sluggish demand environment due to the coronavi...

Government plans new cement units near power stations

24 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Nitin Raut, a cabinet minister for the government of Maharashtra, India, has stated that the Maha-Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has plans to set up new cement units near power plants in the state. The pilot project would reportedly be at the Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station (KTPS). "We’ve completed formalities like studying feasibility of such units in our plants’ vicinity. It would be a joint venture between Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (Mahagenco) and cement companies, and ...

UltraTech secures bauxite raw material supplies from Hindalco

21 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Hindalco Industries Ltd, India's premier aluminium and copper producer, has won an order to supply 1.2Mta of bauxite residue to UltraTech Cement as a raw material for cement production. The order is part of UltraTech's drive to use industrial by-products, which can contribute to toxic waste if not disposed of properly. Hindalco has supplied 2.5Mt of bauxite residue to 40 cement companies in 2020 so far.