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Deccan Cement orders Gebr Pfeiffer mill

23 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Deccan Cement Ltd, based in Hyderabad, India, has ordered another vertical mill from Gebr Pfeiffer for its new kiln line at the Bhavanipuram plant in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The line will have a total capacity of 3500tpd.   The fuel for this line will be ground with an MPS 250 BK mill, which has been ordered through Gebr Pfeiffer's Indian subsidiary based in Noida. In this case, Gebr Pfeiffer India will also take over the complete order processing and production supervision of the m...

Chhattisgarh truck owners seek 12% increase in transport rates

22 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Truck owners under the umbrella of The Chhattisgarh Transport Association, India, are demanding in a 12 per cent rise in charges to transport cement from plants due to an increase in diesel prices. Since 26 February truckers have been on strike in terms of cement transportation. Initially they sought a 40 per cent hike. The cement companies want to limit price hikes to five per cent. Chhattisgarh Transport Minister, Mohammad Akbar, assured the transporters that their demand will be serio...

UltraTech Cement orders Aumund bucket elevator equipment

18 March 2021, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has chosen Aumund India to supply a comprehensive equipment package comprising 22 chain bucket elevators, 46 belt bucket elevators, six pan conveyors and 11 Samson® material feeders for its “Project Spring” expansion. The order is one of the largest to date for Aumund India.  The expansion project includes three integrated cement plants, each with capacities of up to 10,000tpd. For these kiln lines, Aumund India will supply critical clinker cooler extraction conveyors...

Shree Cement starts commercial operation of Odisha grinding plant

16 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement has started commercial operation of its new 3Mta cement grinding unit in Odisha. The new plant is located in Athagarh Tehsil, Cuttack District of Odisha, Shree Cement said in a regulatory filing. Shree Cement operates four integrated plants and 10 grinding plants in India as well as a 4.8Mt integrated plant in UAE. The company is building a new 3Mta grinding plant in Pune but has put on hold plans for a 5Mta greenfield grinding plant in Raghunathpur, West Bengal, India. ...

SBTi validates UltraTech’s CO2 emissions reduction targets

15 March 2021, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement, the largest manufacturer of grey cement, white cement and ready-mix concrete in India, has announced the validation of its CO 2 emissions reduction targets by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). In July 2020 the company committed to set 'science-based targets' to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. UltraTech Cement Ltd commits to reduce Scope 1 GHG intensity by 27 per cent by 2032 from the base year of 2017. The company also commits to reduce Scop...

Shree Cement places WHR order

05 March 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Shree Cement has placed an order for two WHR boilers from ISGEC Heavy Engineering for its Raipur plant. A PH boiler will be set up at the preheater exhaust, while an AQC boiler will be installed at the cooler exhaust from the facility’s 10,500tpd kiln. This is the second order Shree has placed with the engineering firm, according to a statement. 

Birla Corp appoints new CEO

02 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The board of India’s Birla Corp has approved the appointment of Arvind Pathak as its new CEO and managing director for a period of three years, effective from 31 March 2021. The current CEO, Pracheta Majumdar, is expected to continue as the chief management advisor. Mr Pathak has 36 years of experience in the cement industry, having held management positions for over 14 years in various organisations, including ACC, DCP, Adani and Reliance ADAG group, according to Birla Corp.

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.