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IKN completes the start-up of two clinker coolers in India

09 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Chettinad Cement has successfully installed the first IKN Pendulum cooler within the group. The IKN pendulum cooler, after a successful trial run, is now poised to deliver exceptional cooling performance for Chettinad Kallur Line No2. Meanwhile, the new IKN Pendulum cooler has successfully undergone a cold trial at UltraTech Cement ’s Tadipatri plant, for a production capacity of 10,000tpd. This marks the second IKN cooler installed at the plant to improve and sustain energy effici...

UltraTech Cement sales up 9% YoY

30 April 2024, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement , part of the Aditya Birla Group, has reported a strong performance in the 4QFY24, ended 31 March 2024. Consolidated net sales for the three-month period came in at INR200,690m (US$2.4bn), marking a nine per cent advance YoY, while profit after tax advanced 36 per cent YoY to INR22,580m.  For the full year 2024, the company reported a 12 per cent improvement in consolidated net sales to INR698,100m. Profit after tax came in at INR70,050m, up 38 per cent YoY, whil...

Gebr Pfeiffer wins UltraTech mill orders

17 April 2024, Published under Cement News

India's  UltraTech Cement Ltd  is building three new clinker production lines and will use Gebr Pfeiffer vertical roller mill (VRM) technology. Gebr Pfeiffer SE (Germany) and its Indian subsidiary Gebr Pfeiffer (India) Pvt Ltd will carry out the work at the Happy 3 plant where the cement raw material will be ground in an MVR 5000 R-4 mill. With a 5300kW drive, this mill can grind approximately 705tph to a product fineness of 1.5 per cent R212µm. The integrated SLS 5300 VR high-efficiency cl...

UltraTech Cement Ltd completes 100MW solar energy project

05 April 2024, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has completed a 100MW solar energy project under the Group Captive scheme in the state of Rajasthan. This is the company’s first project for sourcing power for its captive consumption from the inter-state transmission network. Power from this project will be available to the company’s Units in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha among others. This project is part of UltraTech Cement's stated commitment to increase green power mix to 85 per cent by...

UltraTech announces two new greenfield plants

03 April 2024, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement is investing INR324,000m (US$3.89bn) in capex over the next three years, including two new greenfield plants, which will add an additional 5.4Mta in cement production capacity. The two facilities will be located in Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu, taking the company’s total cement capacity to 151.6Mta. According to the company, this capacity is equivalent to more than 150 per cent of the capacity in the USA and 80 per cent of the capacity in Europe.  It has taken 36 years f...

UltraTech Cement raises capacity with debottlenecking programme

29 March 2024, Published under Cement News

During the course of its capacity expansion programme, the UltraTech Cement  ( Aditya Birla Group ) had identified opportunities for debottlenecking and efficiency improvements across various locations, including its wholly-owned subsidiary. Some of these upgrades have since been completed, resulting in additional production capacity of 2.4Mta.  The increases in capacity were at the company's grinding units in Magdalla , Gujarat (+0.4Mta), Sonar Bangla , West Bengal (0.6Mta), Neem ka Th...

UltraTech to buy stake in clean energy plant

28 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Indian cement producer UltraTech , part of the Aditya Birla Group , will by a 26 per cent stake in O2 Renewable Energy XXII for approximately INR160m to meet the energy requirements of its cement plants. New Delhi-based O2 is planning a 35-48MW solar power plant in Karnataka, India. The acquisition is part of UltraTech's investments in clean power sources. The share purchase of O2 is also to optimise energy costs and comply with regulatory requirements in terms of captive power consump...

UltraTech Commissions Roorkee brownfield project

25 March 2024, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has commissioned 1Mta of brownfield cement capacity at Roorkee , Uttarakhand taking the Unit’s capacity to 2.1Mta. This forms part of the 22.6Mta capacity expansion announced in June 2022. With this commissioning, the company’s total grey cement manufacturing capacity in Indianow stands augmented to 138.39Mta.

UltraTech commissions solar panels at Awarpur plant

08 March 2024, Published under Cement News

UltraTech ’s  Awarpur Cement Works , has installed a series of floating solar photovoltaic panels (FSPVs) in two water reservoirs of 3600m 2 area, located in the mines area within the unit premises.  With a DC capacity of 4.096MWp (3.30MW AC), the solar project consists of around 7600 solar panels. The project has the potential to generate 6173MWh solar energy annually. This solar power plant will help to reduce ~6000Mt of CO 2 emission annually, which is equivalent to the sequestration ...

UltraTech commissions 1.8Mta Kotputli expansion

22 February 2024, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has commissioned its 1.8Mta brownfield cement plant in Kotputli , Rajasthan, India. This latest development forms part of the cement producer’s 22.6Mta expansion plan, as announced in June 2022.  The new plant will help UltraTech meet demand in the markets of Rajasthan and the National Capital Region (NCR), reports Capital Market, taking the company’s total cement production capacity in Rajasthan to 18.9Mta and its total capacity in India to over 139Mta.