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Rain Cements completes grinding expansion project

15 October 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Rain Cements (Rain Industries) has completed a capacity expansion at its cement mill in Boincheruvupalli village, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh. The unit’s cement grinding capacity has now been increased from 2.033Mta to 2.795Mta.

Nuvoco Vistas MD supports Gati Shakti National Master plan

15 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd's Managing Director, Jayakumar Krishnaswamy, supports the Indian government’s announcement for a national infrastructure masterplan. Indian Prime Minister, Narenda Modi, has launched an INR100trn (US$1.33trn) national master plan for multi-modal connectivity that aims to develop infrastructure to reduce logistic costs and boost the economy. PM Gati Shakti, as the infrastructure programme is called, will target logistic costs, increase cargo handling capacity and reduc...

UltraTech and PRESPL sign MoU for agri waste fuel

14 October 2021, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement  has announced signing a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Pvt Ltd (PRESPL). The MoU is part of UltraTech’s endeavour to decarbonise its operations and aims to significantly scale up the use of biomass to replace fossil fuels such as coal in UltraTech’s manufacturing operations. Under the agreement, PRESPL will leverage its technological expertise to replace coal-based systems with biomass-based processes....

UltraTech Cement commissions 1.2Mta of new capacity

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has commissioned 1.2Mta of new cement capacity, which is the first phase of the 19.5Mta capacity expansion project announced in December 2020. Additional cement capacity of 0.6Mta was commissioned at its Patliputra cement works in Bihar, which takes the unit’s capacity to 2.5Mta. The remaining 0.6Mta was put into operation at its Dankuni facility in West Bengal, taking its capacity to 2.2Mta. The company’s total cement manufacturing capacity in India now stands at ...

Shree Cement orders equipment for new greenfield project

12 October 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Shree Cement has contracted FLSmidth for a new greenfield project, including the world’s largest Cross-Bar ® Cooler, an OK TM cement mill and JETFLEX ® Burner. The new line will be located near Nawalgarh, Rajasthan, and encompasses a 11,500tpd pyroprocessing system with a six-stage preheater and three-support kiln.   “It is great to further strengthen the collaboration with Shree Cement, not only on growing their business, but doing it in a sustainable way. The new line in Raja...

JK Lakshmi Cement halts production at its Durg plant

05 October 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s JK Lakshmi Cement has suspended production at its 2.7Mta Durg plant in Chhattisgarh, due to a strike called by the state’s Cement Transport Association. Dispatches from the facility, which were substantially reduced from 19 September, have now been completely stopped, according to the company. However, industry-wide negotiations are being held with the state government and the company is hopeful of an amicable solution soon.

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd plans solar investment to reduce its CO2 footprint

04 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd (UCWL), a subsidiary of JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd, is ensuring its energy security through increasing its share of solar-based electricity in the total energy mix. The company has been sourcing solar power from a 10.1MW power plant at its premises.   During the last two fiscal years, the company consumed about 13,000MWh of green solar power, which mitigated around 10,000t of CO 2 emissions. Furthermore, in line with its Integrated Sustainable Development Policy, t...

Birla Corp plans to reach 30Mta of capacity by 2027

01 October 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Birla Corp is setting a new target of reaching 30Mta of production capacity by 2027. Its current capacity is 15.6Mta but this is expected to rise to almost 20Mta by the end of the fiscal year, when its 3.9Mta Mukutban plant is commissioned. Birla had previously set a target of reaching 25Mta by 2025. The details of the new expansion plan will be announced when it has been approved by the board, according to Harsh V Lodha, chairman of Birla Group.

JK Cement commissions capacity upgrade at Nimbahera works

30 September 2021, Published under Cement News

India's JK Cement has completed a capacity upgrade project at its Nimbahera works in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. The clinker capacity of Line 3 has been increased to 6500tpd from 5000tpd, with the works completed and commissioned yesterday.

UltraTech Cement targets 100% renewables for electricity by 2050

24 September 2021, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has announced its commitment to Climate Group’s RE100 initiative at Climate Week NYC 2021. As part of this commitment, UltraTech targets to meet 100 per cent of its electricity requirement through renewables sources by 2050.   RE100, led by Climate Group in partnership with CDP, brings together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100 per cent renewable electricity. UltraTech has set a 100 per cent renewable electricity target for its entire global o...