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ACC launches ACC ECOMaxX

04 January 2023, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd , the cement and building material company of Adani Cement and part of the Adani Group, is set to bring a new dimension to the building materials industry with the launch of ACC ECOMaxX, an expert range of green concrete solutions. ACC ECOMaxX is the industry’s broadest range of green concrete solutions, with 30-100 per cent lower embodied carbon content compared to a reference concrete designed with ordinary Portland cement (OPC). The products are developed using a Unique Gre...

Indian Prayagraj region to become cement hub

02 January 2023, Published under Cement News

India’s Prayagraj region in Uttar Pradesh is set to become a cement production hub. In addition to its two existing cement plants – the 6.6Mta Sadwa works of Jaypee Group and the 2Mta Bara unit of UltraTech Cement – three further cement plants have been announced. JK Cement, KJS Cement and Eco Cement have started the process of building plants in the Trans-Yamuna region of Prayagraj. JK Cement has signed a Memorandum with Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Authority (UPSI...

Gujarat Sidhee Cement suspends production for 8-10 days

20 December 2022, Published under Cement News

India’s Gujarat Sidhee Cement Ltd has announced that the kiln at its Sidheegram plant will stop production for 8-10 days, effective from 19 December 2022, for maintenance work. Cement grinding and dispatches will continue as usual, according to the company.

Spearheading sustainability

30 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Organisations in India connected with the cement or concrete, construction and ancillary business sectors are compelled to focus on a strategy that integrates the company’s larger vision with sustainability goals. In this article, Mahendra Singhi, MD & CEO at Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, discusses how leading cement companies in India such as Dalmia Bharat Ltd are spearheading the industry’s shift towards a circular economy. By Mahendra Singhi, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, India. Dalmia...

PIBT reports volumes down in 1QFY22-23

29 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Ltd (PIBT) reported cargo volumes down to 2.133Mt in the 1QFY22-23 (ended 30 September 2022) compared to 2.782Mt reported in the same period of the previous financial year. The trend is in line with industry demand for imported coal. However, the terminal’s net revenue increased by 1.3 per cent YoY to PKR3.461bn in the 1QFY22-23 from PKR3.138bn. A loss of PKR437m was reported for the 1QFY22-23 period. The net loss after taxation has been attributed to t...

India: shifting gears

28 November 2022, Published under Cement News

After nearly a decade of subdued growth, India’s cement industry is heading towards better days ahead. A quicker-than-expected recovery in demand following the COVID-19 pandemic has put the cement sector on a high growth trajectory and domestic manufacturers are gearing up for the next growth cycle. Gearing for growth: amid the Indian government’s continuous focus on infrastructure, housing, irrigation and a special emphasis on highways and expressways across the length and breadth...

Pioneer Cement considers green and brownfield expansions

24 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Pioneer Cement Ltd (PIOC) of Pakistan is continuously assessing new avenues and business ventures, including green and brownfield expansions in the country, according to the company’s FY21-22 Annual Report. The introduction of the 10,000tpd Line III at PIOC's integrated cement works in  Khushab district, Punjab province, has increased total capacity at the plant to  17,300tpd. In addition, a  12MW waste heat recovery (WHR) facility and a 24MW coal power unit have been in operation ...

Kohat Cement presses ahead with Punjab project

23 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Kohat Cement Company (KOHC), based in northern Pakistan, has started developing the infrastructure for a greenfield production line in Khushab, Punjab province, the company said during a corporate briefing on its latest set of financial results. According to KOHC, land for the project has been acquired, while work on the development of infrastructure (such as utility connections, roads, etc) is in progress. The new line is expected to cost approximately PKR35bn (US$165m), comprising a 40 ...

APCMA elects new executive committee

23 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Muhammad Ali Tabba, chief executive of Lucky Cement , has been appointed chairman of the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) for the 12 months ending September 2023. Senior vice chairman of the APCMA over the same period has been named as Kohat Cement ’s Aizaz Mansoor Sheikh, while Attock Cement ’s Babar Bashir Nawaz has been elected vice chairman. Also elected were eight executive committee members, including: Sayeed Tariq Saigol ( Maple Leaf Cement ) Azam Fa...

Star Cement net profit falls QoQ

16 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Star Cement has posted revenue from operations of INR5958m (US$73.6m) in the quarter ended 30 September 2022. This compares to INR6587m in the previous quarter and INR4102m in the quarter ended 30 September 2021. Net profit attributable to shareholders of the company came in at INR235.5m in the September 2022 quarter, down from INR413m in the previous quarter but up from INR229m in the year-ago period. Basic earnings per share came in at INR0.58 in the quarter ended 30 September 2022, m...