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Dalmia Cement (Bharat) commences commercial production at Murli

18 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) (DCBL), (Dalmia Bharat group), has commenced commercial production at its Murli cement plant in Chandrapur district, Maharashtra, India. The company acquired the plant for INR4100m (US$55.2m) and further committed to invest INR9290m for the revival, modernisation, expansion and installing green manufacturing equipment such as waste heat recovery systems, solar power, green fuel systems and robotic labs for enhanced quality monitoring. The plant has been turned aroun...

Narsingarh clinker plant commissions alternative fuel plant

17 January 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement India has commissioned a state-of-the-art alternate fuels facility. The recently-commissioned alternative fuel plant will receive, store and feed fuel material at the Narsingarh clinker unit with an investment of INR160m (US$2.157m), will enable the company to achieve a thermal substitution rate (TSR) of approximately five per cent in the first phase and the same will be ramped up gradually to attain double-digit TSR in the coming years. Aligned to the global vision of He...

UltraTech Cement: growing a giant

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement (Aditya Birla group) has been increasing its cement capacity this week with the opening of Line II at its Bara grinding unit in Uttar Pradesh, India. This has taken the group's cement capacity up to 114.55Mta, consolidating its position as one of the world's largest cement manufacturers outside of China. The company's rise has been truly outstanding since its establishment of the first plant for Grasim (Vikram Cement) and Indian Rayon (Rajashree Cement) in 1983-88. From a f...

UltraTech Cement wins 12th Frost & Sullivan and TERI Sustainability 4.0 Award 2021

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has been recognised with the Leaders Award in the Mega Large Business, Process Sector category, at the 12th Frost & Sullivan and TERI Sustainability 4.0 Awards 2021.   The Sustainability 4.0 Awards recognise efforts of companies that incorporate sustainability principles into their business culture. UltraTech received the Leaders Award for its holistic approach to sustainability and its best-in-class sustainability practices, including  i ts circular economy activitie...

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 ...