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L&T Construction wins 3.5Mta project in India

20 April 2021, Published under Cement News

India-based Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Construction has announced several significant contracts across multiple sectors, including the cement industry, with values in the range of INR10-25bn (US$134-334m). As such, its building and factories segment won an order from one of the country’s leading cement manufacturers for a 3.5Mta brownfield project in Nimbahera, Rajasthan. The scope of work involves mechanical and civil works as well as equipment erection.

Kohat Cement returns to profit in 3Q

13 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Kohat Cement has posted a net profit of PKR1.059bn (US$6.92m) in the quarter ending 31 March 2021, compared with a PKR381.08m loss in the same period last year. Total sales for the period advanced 163 per cent YoY to PKR6.71bn against PKR2.55bn in the 3QFY19-20. Record high industry dispatches and an increase in the company’s production capacity along with higher domestic retention all contributed to the overall growth during the period. For the nine-month period ended 31 Ma...

Orient Cement's INR21bn project cleared to begin

12 April 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s environment ministry has reportedly cleared Orient Cement’s INR21bn (US$280.27m) expansion plan for its Telangana plant, according to the India National Press.  In 2017 the company announced its plans to expand its Devapur plant in Telangana and Chittapur unit in Karnataka for an estimated capital expenditure of INR36bn. However, the plans were stalled and were with the environment ministry for the last two years as an expert panel sought several clarifications.

NCL Industries reports 33% increase in production

09 April 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s NCL Industries has reported a 33 per cent YoY rise in cement production to 691,136t in the 4QFY20-21, compared to 519,339t in the year-ago period. Cement dispatches also advanced 38 per cent to 701,949t from 508,392t. The company’s production of cement boards reached 19,740t, while board dispatches was at 22,188t during the final quarter of the FY20-21.

Maple Leaf Cement Factory increases clinker capacity

07 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Maple Leaf Cement Factory has expanded clinker capacity at Line 3 of its Iskandarabad plant in Punjab. The brownfield project has boosted the line’s capacity by 500tpd to 7800tpd. As a result, the company’s total grey clinker capacity has now reached 18,500tpd from 18,000tpd previously. This is in advance of the 7000tpd Line 4 project, which was announced last month.

Dewan Cement appoints new director

07 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Dewan Cement has appointed Nida Jamil as a director of the company, with effect from 5 April 2021. Ms Jamil has been appointed in place of Waseem-ul-Haque Ansari, according to a company statement.

JK White Cement’s journey of continual improvement

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Producing white clinker and white cement requires the right raw materials, proper homogenisation, the right fuel and optimal plant process conditions. The JK White Cement plant in Gotan, India, is committed to maintaining stringent quality parameters batch after batch thanks to its journey of continual improvement. By Niranjan Mishra, JK White Cement, India. JK White Cement plant, Gotan, India JK White Cement, a division of JK Cement Ltd, enjoys a presence in India and is the co...

Pakistan sees 44% rise in demand for March

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement sector posted its highest-ever monthly growth of 44.4 per cent YoY for March 2021, rising to 5.773Mt from 3.722Mt in the year-ago period on the back of an increase in domestic consumption and exports. The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association reported a 42 per cent increase in local cement dispatches to 4.563Mt, compared to 3.214Mt in March 2020. Exports also advanced 60 per cent YoY from 507,480t to 810,962t. During the 9MFY20-21, total cement dispatches clim...

Prism Johnson commissions further WHR and solar capacity

31 March 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Prism Johnson has commissioned a 12.4MW waste heat recovery (WHR) unit and 10MW of solar power at its cement plant in Satna, Madya Pradesh. This is in addition to the 12.5MW of solar power capacity that was put into operation in the FY19-20 and the 10MW WHR facility that was installed in November 2020 at the same plant. The installations are expected to help the company reduce its dependence on non-renewable sources of energy and are part of its sustainability initiatives.

Dalmia Cement launches production at 2.25Mta expansion

26 March 2021, Published under Cement News

India's Dalmia Cement (Bharat) launched commercial production at its new 2.25Mta plant expansion in Bengal, Midnapore, on Wednesday. As a result, overall capacity at the unit has reached 4Mta, making it the largest plant in the state. The company has reported a revival in demand from the infrastructure and urban housing sectors, along with that from individual home builders and the government's rural housing schemes, especially from the eastern and central regions. Therefore, the new expans...