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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.

Pakistani cement exporters face several challenges

24 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The exports of cement and clinker from Pakistan have been affected by several factors, including a change in political set-up in Afghanistan, the persistent deadlock in trade between Islamabad and Delhi, anti-dumping duties, and the financial crunch in Sri Lanka, according to Inayat Ullah Niazi, CFO of DG Khan Cement. DG Khan exports its products to Afghanistan, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mozambique, Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. As a result total cement exports declined by 40.4 p...

Pakistan registers fall in exports during 4MFY21-22

22 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) reported a 38 per cent fall in exports in terms of dollar value and a 44.2 per cent decrease in export volumes in the 4MFY21-22 when compared with the year-ago period. The cement industry earned US$65.45m of export revenue by dispatching 1.804Mt of cement and clinker overseas, compared with US$105.54m from 3.233Mt of exports in the 4MFY21-22. In local currency terms, exports sales declined 37.6 per cent YoY to PKR10.89bn. In October 2021 alone, ...

Udayapur Cement plans modernisation project

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s state-owned Udayapur Cement Industry is set to undergo a NPR500m (US$4.19m) modernisation plan, which will see it replace old equipment to keep up pace with the market’s newer entrants. The plan will upgrade capacity to 1100tpd of cement from the current 800tpd. "The work of installing modern machines has started," said Gopi Krishna Neupane, general manager of Udayapur Cement. "We are still operating age-old machines. As a result, the cement production plant is not able to produce...

Sagar Cements set to increase capacity to 8.25Mta

17 November 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Sagar Cements is reportedly increasing capacity to 8.25Mta by the end of December, according to BusinessLine. The company opened a 1Mta integrated plant in Madhya Pradesh in October, which took capacity from 5.75Mta to 6.75Mta, while the commissioning of another plant in Odisha next month should take it to 8.25Mta. Sagar Cements has invested INR6bn (US$80.72m) and INR3.05bn in the plants in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, respectively.

VRM audits and optimisation

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The increasing use of vertical roller mills (VRMs) in the production of cement to reduce power consumption and CO 2 emissions has resulted in an increasing need for VRM  optimisation. As cement producers look to protect profits as well as their environmental reputation, a process audit can identify the root causes of issues to help plan for improvements in power consumption and performance. By Anil Kumar Popuri, National Council for Cement and Building Materials, India. Figure 1: mea...

Hongshi Shivam Cement looks to double capacity

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Hongshi Shivam Cement has announced an additional NPR20bn (US$167.34m) investment to increase production capacity, according to the New Business Age. The company currently has 6000tpd of capacity and is looking to produce an additional 6000tpd. The joint venture will see its Chinese investor contribute 70 per cent of the investment while the Nepali partner will supply the remainder. In addition, as of 13 November, the plant has been linked to the Nepal Electricity Authority for a...

Mangalam Cement sees 17% revenue increase

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Mangalam Cement has reported a standalone net profit of INR110.7m (US$1.49m) in the 2QFY21-22, falling 48.1 per cent YoY from INR213.3m in the year-ago period. However, net revenue advanced 17.2 per cent YoY to INR3.76bn from INR3.21bn in the 2QFY20-21.

India’s cautious outlook

08 November 2021, Published under Cement News

A contracted comparison base has helped push the Indian cement sector to a double-digit growth trajectory in 2021. However, there are a number of one-time factors that should be taken into account and further challenges could lie ahead. A more modest demand picture is expected to emerge in the coming years. ICR highlights recent trends in the Indian cement sector and discusses forthcoming factors that could influence cement demand A cut in India’s GDP growth forecast for the ...

Fecto Cement appoints chairman and chief executive

08 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Fecto Cement has appointed Aamir Ghani and Mohammed Yasin Fecto as chairman and chief executive, respectively, with effect from 1 November 2021. The appointment has been made for a term of three years, according to Pakistan Company News.