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Foundation stone for Shree Cement's Punjab plant

16 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The Punjab Chief Minister, Charanjit Singh Channi, has laid the foundation stones of Shree Cement’s   Punjab plant at   Deh Kalan village, and a medical college at Ghabdan village with a total cost of INR1050m (US$13.7m). The chief minister said that the 5Mta project have an estimated cost of INR700m, and includes a captive railway siding. The plant site and rail siding have a total land area of 42ha and will require 32MW of power, he added.

Udaipur Cement Works introduces CNG-truck distribution

14 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd (UCWL), subsidiary of JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd, has initiated the concept of “Green Mobility” for its product dispatch. The Whole-time Director of the company, Naveen Kumar Sharma, flagged off the first set of compressed natural gas (CNG)-based trucks going to customers. UCWL becomes the first cement company in the southern Rajasthan region to introduce CNG-based trucks for the dispatch of cement. The company has launched this initiative under its commitment to clea...

Dalmia's Bokaro expansion project gets underway

07 December 2021, Published under Cement News

A foundation stone for Dalmia Bharat Cement’s Bokaro expansion project in Jharkhand, India, has been laid by Hemant Soren, chief minister of the state. The project represents an investment of INR5.67bn (US$75.15m) and is expected to be completed within a year. Through debottlenecking works and the addition of the 2Mta grinding line, capacity at the plant is expected to increase from 3.7Mta to 6.2Mta. The state government provided 16 acres of land to the company for the expansion works.

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd commissions 4.35MW of solar power

07 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Udaipur Cement Works Ltd, a subsidiary of JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd, has commissioned an additional 4.35MW solar power plant, at its manufacturing site Udaipur, Rajasthan.   This is in line with its commitment to increase the renewable energy footprint in the total power mix and reduce the carbon emissions on account of power generated from fossil fuel-based power plants. The share of total green energy generated will result in an additional reduction of 4200t of CO 2 emissions totall...

Geocycle wins CII 3R award for MSW management

07 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Geocycle, the in-house waste management arm of Ambuja Cements Ltd and ACC Ltd, has been conferred with the prestigious CII 3R Award under the category of 'Excellence in Managing Municipal Solid Waste'. It has been undertaking various projects to collect and co-process segregated municipal solid waste and plastic waste across the country.   Geocycle was recognised for its various interventions to foster sustainable solutions for waste generated from different industries, municipalities, t...

Indian cement demand likely to rise as rains recede

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Heavy rains in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and parts of Maharashtra dragged down cement volumes across sectors at the start of the peak season for the industry which runs from October until May, but c ement companies expect demand and consumption to pick up from December as the rains fade. "Slowly demand is coming back to normal across all sectors. In a week or so we may even see pent-up demand coming back," said M Ravinder Reddy, director at Bharathi Cement told the Business...

UltraTech Cement celebrates 15 five-star mine ratings

03 December 2021, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has received a five-star rating in the field of sustainable mine management for 15 of its limestone mines , awarded by the Ministry of Mines and Indian Bureau of Mines.   This was awarded for the last three years (2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20), with a total of 30 such five-star rating awards. This is the highest number of five-star ratings awarded to any company in India for all the major minerals such as bauxite, copper, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc and limesto...

MaxTech Industries wins orders for Indian cement plants

30 November 2021, Published under Cement News

MaxTech Industries has won orders to supply filters for baghouse projects from UltraTech Cement and ACC Ltd in India. UltraTech Cement is building three new brownfield cement plants in Hirmi, Pali, and Dhar, India.  MaxTech Industries will be supplying more than 15,000 Donaldson USA fibreglass filter bags for the raw mill baghouse to the OEM, Intensiv-Filter Himenviro.  MaxTech Industries will also supply Thermax Ltd with more than 21,000 Homopolymer acrylic filter bags manufactured b...

Ambuja and ACC to develop new calcined clay cements

29 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements and ACC have announced a partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) to develop calcined clay cements. It will be implemented through a research project funded by the Holcim Innovation Centre in Lyon, France, and comprise of an in-depth scientific study into the influence of clinker, calcined clay and limestone on the performance of calcined clay cements. It aims to create next-generation cement with more than 50 per cent lower carbon emissions for India...

Ramco Cements commissions WHR system

25 November 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Ramco Cements has commissioned a new waste heat recovery system for the third line of its Jayanthipuram plant in Andhra Pradesh. Out of the two boilers in the WHR system of the third line, the air-quenched boiler at the cooler has been commissioned, according to a company release. It is expected to increase total available power from waste heat to 24MW from 21MW. The preheater boiler at the third line will be commissioned in June 2022.