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India's GST council may cut tax on cement

14 December 2018, Published under Cement News

India's Goods and Service Tax (GST) council may consider moving construction items, such as cement, out of its highest tax band of 28 per cent in its meeting next week, according to The Economic Times. Cement is one of 35 items left in the band which is primarily used to tax luxury items. Cutting the GST rate on the material is expected to provide a boost to the housing and construction industry. "While a general expectation has always been for restricting the 28 per cent rate list to onl...

Binani Cement changes name following acquisition

14 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Binani Cement has announced that it will be changing its name to UltraTech Nathdwara Cement Ltd, following the company’s acquisition by UltraTech on 20 November. UltraTech Cement’s capacity in the northern region will be enhanced to 24Mta, with the producer expected to become one of the strongest in the market. 

Ambuja Cement announces greenfield investment and CEO resignation

13 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Board of Directors of Ambuja Cements Ltd (LafargeHolcim group) has approved an initial investment of INR3,900m (US$54.1m) for the first phase of the 1.7Mta greenfield clinker line project at Marwar Mundwa in the State of Rajasthan, India.

 The Board of Directors of the company has also approved an additional clinker capacity of 1.4Mta (taking the total clinker capacity to 3.1Mta), additional cement grinding capacity of 1.8Mt and a captive power plan and waste heat recovery system at Ma...

ACC announces INR30bn expansion plans

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The board of India's ACC has approved a proposal for setting up an integrated greenfield project at Ametha, Madhya Pradesh, with a clinker capacity of 3Mta and cement of 1Mta. The plans also include the "expansion of the existing grinding unit in Tikaria, Uttar Pradesh and a third grinding unit also in Uttar Pradesh," said the company in a press release. The board has also approved a further 1.1Mta grinding project at its existing plant in Sindri. Meanwhile, the company will fund the expan...

Raysut Cement targets international expansion

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

This week Oman's Raysut Cement Co announced that it is planning to expand its portfolio by entering the Indian cement markets of Gujarat and Chhattisgarh, as well as targeting a 70 per cent stake in the distressed Kenyan producer ARM Cement, which is up for sale with debts of US$140m. The investments are all part of Raysut Cement's medium-term plan to substantially raise cement capacity from 6Mta to 20Mta by 2022. The acquisitions in India will represent an initial total investment of US$20...

Mahendra Singhi appointed as president of CMA

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat), Mahendra Singhi, has been appointed as the new president of India’s Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA). Mr Singhi will take over the position from the outgoing Shailendra Chouksey. "India is on the cusp of great growth and infrastructure development. The Indian cement industry is at a significant moment of its history and I look forward to leading the association towards a sustainable global future," said Mr Singhi.

India Cements to acquire Springway Mining

05 December 2018, Published under Cement News

India Cements has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire the entire shareholding of Springway Mining in a phased manner. On 3 December 2018 the company purchased the controlling stake of 51 per cent in the paid-up equity share capital of Springway Mining. The acquisition will support India Cements’ plans to set up a cement plant in Madhya Pradesh.

Raysut Cement to acquire stakes in Indian cement producers in 1Q19

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement of Oman plans to invest US$700m in the Indian cement market by 2022. The cement producer intends for approximately US$200m of this total to be invested in acquiring majority stakes in two Indian cement producers in 1Q19. The investment is part of the cement producer's plans to expand its overall production capacity to 20Mta, while the Muscat Securities Market-listed firm is also scouting for acquisitions in Africa, according to the Hindu Business Line. "We are in discussion...

Emami Cement improves power supply

03 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Emami Cement Ltd at Kalinga Nagar Industrial Area in the Indian state of Odisha has improved its power supply following its connection to the inter-state 400/220kV New Duburi grid of Odisha Power Transmission Corp Ltd. Emami was permitted to receive 15MVA power in 132kV from the power transmission company. However, taking its future expansion into account, the cement producer applied for 15MVA power in 220kV. AK Das Associates Ltd successfully completed the 220kV line along with substa...

Dalmia produces new modified cement in Tamil Nadu

03 December 2018, Published under Cement News

India-based Dalmia Bharat Cement has developed a new, chemically-modified cement for infrastructure projects. “We have come out with engineered cement, chemically modified and targeted at high performance infra projects that would require only three days of curing instead of three-four weeks,” Dalmia Cement’s Executive Director, Sujit Ghosh, said.  “We have already filed for patent for this variant of cement. It will benefit infrastructural as well as large-scale housing construction in ...