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Pakistan: Pioneer Cement inaugurates WHR unit at Chenki plant

20 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Pioneer Cement has marked the formal coming into operation of the new waste heat recovery plant at its Chenki plant by celebrating the firm’s environmental credentials. Writing in the Business Recorder, Pioneer notes that the facility’s conversion to coal has increased emissions, but that this has been countered by greater efficiency. “I take this opportunity to convey my appreciation and gratitude to the entire Project team for their untiring efforts in completion of project in record...

UAE: Arkan cutting energy usage in response to price rises

04 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Emirati building materials firm Arkan, which operates the Al Ain and Emirates cement factories, has announced a series of energy saving measures in response to rising prices for electricity, water and natural gas, Trade Arabia reports. The initiatives include the installation of a waste heat recovery unit on the clinker cooler at the Al Ain cement factory. Arkan is also conducting a feasibility study on the construction of a captive coal-fired power plant for the facility. As an interi...

India: Sagar Cement reviews expansion plans

13 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Sagar Cement is reportedly convening a meeting of its Board of Directors on 19 October. The meeting will address proposals for setting up a coal-based power plant at the company’s unit in Mattampally, Nalgonda district, and the capacity expansion of the grinding unit in Bayyavaram, Visakhapatnam district. The capacities for the two plants in question were not disclosed in the company’s statement. The company’s 2015-16 annual report states that Sagar plans to acquire a 181,500tpa grinding ...

Pakistan: positive outlook for Pioneer Cement

21 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The outlook for 2017 for Pioneer Cement Ltd appears to be positive, with major projects related to the company’s growth and energy efficiency expected to make further progress. These projects are forecast to boost the company’s profit margins. They include the installation of a 12MW waste heat recovery system, due for commissioning in November-December 2016 and a new 2500tpd grinding mill, which will improve production by 25-30 per cent once completed in February-March 2017. Pioneer C...

Kohat Cement reports profit increase of 32.7%

05 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Kohat Cement announced a profit after tax of PKR4.4bn (US$42.1m) for the financial year ending 30 June 2016, a 32.7 per cent increase from the PKR3.2bn achieved in the corresponding period last year. Gross profit was posted at PKR6.49bn compared to PKR4.81bn in the previous year. In the given period, net sales increased 12.4 per cent to PKR14.02bn compared to PKR12.47bn in the previous year. Cost of sales for the same period was reported at PKR7.5bn, a slight decrease from the PKR7.65bn p...

Pakistan: WHR for Askari Cement's Wah plant

01 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistani cement producer Askari Cement Ltd is planning to install a waste heat recovery (WHR) plant for its 3500tpd clinker line at its Wah works in Rawalpindi, Punjab.It is currently negotiating with leading international WHR suppliers. At present Askari Cement has two plants in operation: one is located in Wah and the other in Nizampur (Khyber Pakhtun Khwa), with a combined production capacity of 8925tpd.

WHR in island mode

14 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Turkey-based Aslan Çimento AS has commissioned a 7.5MWe waste heat recovery (WHR) project designed to operate in ‘island mode’ to ensure continuous clinker production irrespective of fluctuations in supply from the national grid. By Ilyas Kabayel, Aslan Çimento AS, Turkey. Figure 1: waste heat recovery system in a cement plant New suspension preheater (NSP) kilns include multi-stage preheaters and precalciners to preprocess raw materials before they enter the kiln, as well as an...

HeidelbergCement India commissions Madhya Pradesh WHR facility

17 February 2016, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement India has successfully commissioned a 12MW waste heat recovery (WHR) facility at its Narsingarh Plant in Damoh, Madhya Pradesh, on 15 February 2016. The WHR plant will utilise the waste heat generated by the clinker lines. The power generated will substitute equivalent grid power, thereby reducing the plant's power costs.

Bestway boosted by Pakcem contribution

14 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Bestway Group of the UK, parent company of Pakistan's largest cement producer, announced that its consolidated turnover for the year ending 30 June 2015 increased by 20 per cent to GBP3.06bn from GBP2.55bn in 2014. Profit before tax for the year ended 30 June 2015 was up 39.9 per cent to GBP373.8m from GBP267.1m in 2014. All group businesses continued to be profitable, the group noted. Commenting on the results, group chief executive, Zameer Choudrey, CBE, said: “The past financial year has...

UltraTech Cement second-quarter sales ahead

20 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Aditya Birla group company UltraTech Cement reported higher revenue and volume growth for the second quarter of FY16 as well as a better operational performance during the period. For the three months to the end of September 2015, standalone net sales edged ahead by 4.2 per cent to INR5621 crores compared to INR5379 crores a year earlier. Profit before interest, depreciation and tax rose 8.6 per cent to INR1033 crores. However, profit after tax fell 3.9 per cent to INR394 crore largely...