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Bestway Cement commissions solar power plant

30 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Bestway Cement and Reon Energy Ltd commissioned a 14.3MW captive solar power project at the producer’s unit in Farooqia, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The plant is reportedly part of a 50MW project deal dispersed across Bestway’s four locations in Farooqia, Chakwal, Kallar Kahar and Hattar. The new solar power plant is expected to generate around 78,385MWh annually, which would cut around 1Mt of CO 2 equivalent emissions over the lifetime of the project.

Mangalam Cement completes capacity upgrade at Morak

29 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Mangalam Cement has completed a trial run of an expansion project at its Morak plant in Rajasthan. As a result, clinker capacity at the plant has been improved by 300,000tpa and cement by 400,000tpa. Following the upgrades to Morak’s Line I, overall capacity of the company now stands at 4.4Mta.

Panyam Cement prepares to restart operations

28 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Panyam Cement, based in Andhra Pradesh, has received approval from the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to begin operations once more. The NCLT approved the resolution plan for the defunct company, while its new management (RV Consulting Services Company and Sagar Power Ltd) are set to invest INR1bn (US$13.47m) to clear the loans of the previous management and a further INR1.5bn for fresh capital.

NCL Industries announces expansion plans

24 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s NCL Industries has announced an INR3bn (US$40.4m) expansion and modernisation plan to boost its total cement capacity to 3.6Mta by 2022. The project includes setting up a 0.66Mta grinding unit near Anakapalle, Andhra Pradesh, at an investment of INR2bn and modernising its plant in Mattapalli, Telangana, at a cost of INR1bn. "We will be replacing the old ball mills with vertical roller mills for grinding that will enhance capacity by 2000tpd and help boost overall capacities from t...

India: further challenges ahead

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s cement demand declined by less than initially anticipated in 2020 and producer profitability was supported by a better-than-expected economic recovery, stable cement prices and greater cost efficiencies. However, GDP growth has been precarious and as the pandemic takes a concerning turn, 2021 may be no less challenging in terms of market dynamics and maintaining cost discipline. A pick-up in government-led infrastructure projects resulted in incremental cement demand Ind...

Cement prices rise in Tamil Nadu

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in India’s state of Tamil Nadu have reportedly climbed over the past few months. Builders in the state have claimed a 13 per cent price hike from INR460 (US$6.27)/bag in May to INR520/50kg bag in June, according to The Hindu. Research firm Emkay has also stated there has been a 20-22 per cent rise in prices in the state from FY20 to FY21. Real estate developers are noting that this will have an impact on the total cost of projects. "When it comes to construction there are tw...

JK Cement reports 39% rise in revenue

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s JK Cement has reported a standalone net profit of INR633.4m (US$8.65m) for the quarter ending 31 March 2021, compared to INR2.3m in the year-ago period. Net revenue also advanced 38.9 per cent YoY to INR20.52bn from INR14.77bn in the 4QFY19-20. The company’s operating profit reached INR4.39bn, up 26.8 per cent from INR3.46bn in the same period of the previous fiscal.

Star Cement reports 10% rise in revenue

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Star Cement has reported a 9.8 per cent YoY rise in revenue to INR6.03bn (US$82.53m) for the quarter ending 31 March 2021, compared to INR5.49bn in the year-ago period. Net profit remained largely consistent at INR853m from INR858.3m. The company also reported a 6.7 per cent YoY fall in revenue to INR17.2bn for the FY20-21. Net profit declined 34.5 per cent to INR1.87bn from INR2.86bn. Star Cement also commenced production at a new 2Mta grinding unit in Siliguri, West Bengal, in J...

MI Cement Factory moves forward with expansion plans

08 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh’s MI Cement Factory has reopened its investment plan worth BDT7.70bn (US$91.74m), which will see it set up its sixth production line at its factory in Munshiganj. The new production line will add 8280tpd to its existing capacity of 11000tpd. The company has postponed the project in October last year, but has reversed the decision following the industry’s recovery from the impacts of the pandemic.

Burnpur Cement posts net loss in the March quarter

03 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Burnpur Cement has seen an INR158.7m (US$2.17m) standalone net loss in the January-March quarter of 2021, compared to INR1.25bn in the year-ago period. However, net revenue surged 142 per cent YoY to INR432m from INR178.5m in the 4Q19-20. Operating expenses increased 138.7 per cent YoY to INR421.8m from INR176.7m.