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NCL Industries sees 50% rise in production

07 January 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s NCL Industries has announced a 49.5 per cent YoY increase in cement production to 632,746t in the third quarter of the FY20-21, rising from 423,199t in the year-ago period. Cement dispatches also climbed 45.1 per cent YoY to 625,162t from 430,861t in the 3QFY19-20.

Dandot Cement Co announces 81% fall in net sales

06 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Dandot Cement Co has announced an 81.4 per cent YoY fall in net sales to PKR296m (US$1.84m) for the year ended 30 June 2020, compared to PKR1.59bn in the previous year.  The company also reported a loss after tax of PKR695m against a PKR624.5m profit in the FY18-19.

ACC Ltd starts brownfield expansion of Sindri cement plant

06 January 2021, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd (LafargeHolcim group) has started its new Sindri cement plant in Jharkhand, India. The new facility will add 1.4 Mta of cement capacity to its existing 3Mta unit at this site.   The foundation stone of Sindri grinding unit Phase 2 was laid in December 2019 with the aim to contribute significantly to servicing the growing market, strengthen presence in the eastern region and add value to the business. The facility will manufacture low-CO 2 and environment-friendly cement ...

A promising start to the new year in Pakistan

05 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The cement industry in Pakistan kicked off the FY20-21 on an exciting note. During the first six months of the current fiscal year, total cement dispatches grew by 15.7 per cent, from 24.751Mt in July-December 2019, to 28.628Mt in July-December 2020. Local dispatches have increased by 15.9 per cent in July-December 2020 to 23.61Mt from 20.373Mt in July-December 2019. Exports also increased from 4.377Mt in July-December 2019 to 5.017Mt in July-December 2020, showing a growth of 14.6 per cent....

Coal prices force up cement hikes in northern Pakistan

04 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Persistent price hikes for cement in nothern Pakistan have resulted from higher coal prices. Cement prices in north Pakistan rose by PKR10 (US$0.062), to reach retail prices of PKR565-570/bag from 31 December 2020.  “The increase in cement prices comes on the back of a significant rise in international coal prices over the past two months, as per our channel checks,” said Shankar Talreja, Topline Securities deputy head of research.  Between October 2020 and January 2021, coal prices ha...

Adani Cementation awarded new jetty clearance

04 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Adani Cementation has been authorised by the state environment ministry to build a captive jetty in Raigad district, India. The new jetty will supply the company’s planned cement plant, near Shahbaj village, in Alibag taluka. The proposed site consists of a berth head, conveyor line and mooring facilities. For the jetty, 2ha of land are to be prepared and a further 1.5ha for the conveyor corridor and approach road. The facility will be able to handle fly ash, slag and cement. The material...

Hongshi Shivam Cement expected to receive electricity by summer

23 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Nepal-based cement producer Hongshi Shivam Cement, which has been operating in the last two-and-a-half years using diesel, is scheduled to receive its first electricity supply by next summer, according to New Business Age. The Nepal Electricity Authority said that it plans the start of supply to Hongshi Shivam Cement after mid-April if the works related to installation of the Bardhaghat-Sardi 132 KV Transmission Line Project go ahead without any interruption. The project had earlier pledge...

DG Khan’s continuous drive

22 December 2020, Published under Cement News

DG Khan Cement Co Ltd is one of Pakistan’s largest producers with a total capacity of 6.72Mta. Having launched a new integrated line in 2018, the company continues investing in its domestic manufacturing base to improve energy efficiency and reduce power consumption and production costs. By Shahid Ghazanfar (Hub Plant) and Muhammad Shafiq (DGK 1 Plant), DG Khan Cement Co Ltd, Pakistan. DG Khan’s 9000tpd Hub cement plant is the most recent addition to the company’s domestic production ...

Pakistan look to resume cement exports to South Africa

16 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's Intermarket Securities Ltd has reported that cement manufacturers are hopeful that exports to South African might resume soon as anti-dumping duties expire on 17 December 2020. Earlier, the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa has issued a notice announcing the start of a review on the anti-dumping duties as their five-year term is set to expire.   South Africa's anti-dumping duties, which range from 14-77 per cent, were imposed in 2015 on Paki...

Balochistan seeks investment in new cement plants

15 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Currently, DG Khan and Attock Cement are the only cement plants in Hub, Balochistan, but the government of Balochistan is considering inviting foreign and local investors to establish new cement plants in Pakistan’s largest province.   The provincial government through the Chief Minister Office, Board of Investment & Trade (BBOIT) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EoI) in the form of Concept Notes or Proposals from interested parties, who wish to venture into the province by investing...