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UltraTech Cement commissions Bara grinding unit Line II

13 January 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement (Aditya Birla Group) has commissioned Line II of its Bara grinding unit in Uttar Pradesh, India, having cement capacity of 2Mta. Line I was earlier commissioned in January 2020 and is already operating at a capacity utilisation in excess of 80 per cent, says the company.     This additional capacity will help the UltraTech Cement to service the fast-growing cement demand in the central region in the country.   Together with this expansion, during the FY21-22 the c...

India is looking at recovery

10 January 2022, Published under Cement News

India’s higher cement demand and production growth rates appear to be decelerating as the effects of a low comparison base began to wane towards the end of the 2QFY21-22. On the cost-front, headwinds continue to impact producer margins, giving rise to potential cement price increases to mitigate pressures. Cement producers in India saw a surge in cement demand in the 2QFY21-22 but capacity utilisation rates are not expected to surpass the 60 per cent mark for the rest of the year ...

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd wins The Golden Peacock Safety Award 2021 

05 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd (a subsidiary of JK Lakshmi Cement Limited) has won the Golden Peacock Safety Award 2021 organised by the Institute of Directors for remarkable and continuous improvement in occupational health and safety performance in the cement sector.   The company is committed to sustaining its status of “Zero Harm” providing a healthy and safe work environment to its employees and workers following the ISO 45001:2018 system standard for Occupational Health and Safety.   ...

Minister urges reopening of the Adilabad cement plant

04 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Industries and IT Minister, KT Rama Rao, has requested the central government to reopen the Cement Corp of India (CCI)’s plant in Adilabad. In letters to Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, and Union Heavy Industries Minister, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Mr Rama Rao said that the unit had the necessary infrastructure and limestone reserves to produce 48Mta of cement. In addition, it had an assured 2kVA power supply system and water availability to meet its production needs. In terms ...

Orient Cement sees start-up of new solar plant

30 December 2021, Published under Cement News

India-based Orient Cement will receive 50 per cent of its annual energy needs at its Maharashtra cement plant thanks to the start-up of a new solar plant. The 13.5MW solar power project was commissioned by Amp Energy India, who operates an open-access facility in Gurgaon village, Osmanabad district. Orient Cement has signed a power purchase agreement with Amp Energy India for the purchase of solar power for 25 years. The cement producer is expected to significantly reduce its energy bills ...

Dalmia Bharat launches electric truck initiative

29 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Bharat, India, has launched an electric truck initiative, which will see the first two high capacity electric trucks deployed out of a proposed fleet of 22 vehicles to be launched within the fiscal year.   The company has commissioned two charging stations at its Rajgangpur Unit in the Sundergargh district of Odisha and three more such facilities will be set up by March next year. The move is aimed at accelerating the company's sustainability goal of lowering carbon emissions, as ...

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd wins the Greentech sustainability Award 2021

27 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd (UCWL), a subsidiary of JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd, has won the Greentech Sustainability Award 2021 under the 'Excellence in Affordable & Clean Energy' category. The company won the award after increasing the share of its renewable energy by more than 50 per cent in the total power mix. UCWL prioritised solar and WHR-based power plants over any short-term gains that might have developed from installing a captive thermal power plant. The Whole-Time Director of the compan...

Shree Cement plans new plant in Guntur

21 December 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Shree Cement is planning to set up an INR15bn (US$198.52m) greenfield cement plant in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. The project will be the company’s first plant in the state and is expected to complete in 24 months. The location was chosen as the growth rate in Andhra Pradesh is reportedly higher than the national average and is expected to improve further.

SBI acquires minority stake in JSW Cement

21 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The State Bank of India (SBI) has acquired a minority stake in JSW Cement Ltd at an investment of INR1bn (US$13.23m). The capital is expected to support the company’s capacity expansion plans from 14Mta to 25Mta. "In a short span of three years, we have increased our capacity from 6Mta to 14Mta and are now working towards achieving the 25Mta milestone over the next 24 months. We take great pride in being the recipient of one of SBI's larger investments through the private equity route. I...

UltraTech Cement begins operations at Navi Mumbai terminal

20 December 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has begun operations at its bulk terminal in Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai. As the company’s 7th bulk terminal, it has a 1.2Mta capacity and is expected to strengthen its bulk cement sales in the region. Cement will be brought in bulk rakes to this terminal from UltraTech’s manufacturing units at Solapur, Maharashtra, and Malkhed, Karnataka. This will effectively help in reducing the freight cost, with an increase in the usage of rail transportation.