Cement News tagged under: India

RSS feed

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...

Shree Cement announces INR47.5bn investment plan

15 September 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Shree Cement has announced an INR47.5bn (US$645m) investment plan, which includes solar power projects, an integrated cement plant and a grinding works. Around INR5bn will be used to set up solar power plants at its cement works across the country by September 2022, while INR7.5bn has been allocated to a clinker grinding project in Purulia, West Bengal, through its Shree Cement East subsidiary. "The cement demand-supply situation in West Bengal appears quite favourable and thus, ...

Udaipur Cement Works starts clinker expansion project

15 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd (UCWL) has started project activity for a brownfield expansion at its 1.6Mta site in Rajasthan. Due to the increasing domestic demand of cement and in view of government’s push towards infrastructure development, the company decided to double its clinker capacity.   UCWL received the environmental clearance for the project from India's Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in January 2021 and since then has placed order for machinery and...

Harvested rainwater accounts for 80% of Udaipur Cement's water requirements

14 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Being an almost two times water-positive company, Udaipur Cement Works Ltd sources about 80 per cent of freshwater requirement from harvested rainwater stored in the mines pit located at a distance of 6km from the cement plant.   The unit pumps water from mine pit through an overhead pipeline along with its overland limestone belt conveyor. The company is a zero-wastewater discharging company and treats its domestic wastewater through existing sewage treatment plant. It uses the treate...