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BluPine Energy to supply Dalmia Cement (Bharat)

17 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd has signed an agreement with BluPine Energy for the supply of green energy through a solar power project in Karnataka, India. The agreement involves a 46.87MWp solar power plant under a captive structure, which is expected to generate approximately 93.75MUs of electricity each year, reducing carbon emissions by more than 85,000tpa.  “The solar plant in Karnataka will not only produce clean energy but also foster local economic growth and support environmental ...

Sonapur cement plant provokes violent protests

11 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Taj Cement Authority’s plans to build a new cement plant in Sonapur, Assam, India, was met by violent protests from local residents over concerns regarding the environmental impact of the plant on the local area. According to Indian Today, activists argue that the INR3420m (US$41m) project will cause irreversible damage to the local ecosystem, impacting not only the biodiversity of the area, which is known for its lush landscapes, and human health. 

Barak Valley Cements posts revenue growth YoY

31 May 2024, Published under Cement News

India-based Barak Valley Cements has reported consolidated total revenue of INR709.5m (US$8.5m) in the quarter ended 31 March 2024, up from INR616.1m in the same period a year earlier. A net loss of INR11.7m was seen in the 2024 quarter, compared to a profit of INR12.8m in the quarter ended 31 March 2023. Total expenses over the same time frame advanced from INR584.4m to INR685.5m, driven primarily by the cost of materials consumed. Basic earnings per share declined from INR0.58 in the...

India Cements announces capex plans

30 May 2024, Published under Cement News

India Cements plans to spend around INR7000m (US$84m) on capex over the next two years, primarily to improve operational efficiency, according to BusinessLine Online. Among its improvement initiatives, the company is installing a new 8MW waste heat recovery system at its Chilamkuru plant in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. Its Sankarnagar works at Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu will receive a crusher, while its Dalavoi facility at Ariyalur in Tamil Nadu and the Banswara plant in ...

Deccan Cements posts revenue advance YoY

29 May 2024, Published under Cement News

India’s Deccan Cements has posted total revenue of INR2281.4m (US$27.42m) in the quarter ended 31 March 2024, up from INR1990.8m in the same period a year earlier. The company reported a profit of INR30.1m in the March 2024 quarter, compared to INR99m in the year-ago period. Total expenses advanced from INR1857m in the quarter ended 31 March 2023 to INR2071.3m in the same period a year later, driven by the cost of materials consumed, and power and fuel. Earnings per share, meanwhile, f...

Anjani Portland Cement sees revenue advance YoY

28 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Anjani Portland Cement has reported total revenue of INR1282.8m (US$15.4m) in the quarter ended 31 March 2024. This compares to INR960.5m in the same period a year earlier. A net loss of INR16.3m was seen over the March 2024 quarter, marking a slight improvement on the INR18m loss posted in the same period in 2023. Total expenses, meanwhile, expanded from INR981m in the March 2023 quarter to INR1342m in the same period a year later. Earnings per share fell from a loss of INR0.50 at 31 ...

Indian cement industry embraces EV trucks

24 May 2024, Published under Cement News

The Indian cement industry is piloting the use of EV trucks with the deployment of around 150 E-trucks as part of the country’s drive to promote green logistics. According to The Times of India, the country’s cement industry, which is home to a cement production capacity of around 670Mta, hopes that the use of E-trucks will help reduce operating costs as long as hurdles such as the higher cost of ownership and the weight of the batteries can be overcome.  “Despite challenges such as hig...

Ambuja Cements commissions unloader at Karanja Port to speed up deliveries

23 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements has commissioned a bulk cement vessel unloader at Karanja Port, India. According to BusinessLine, the investment has been made to enable the company to easy transport cement from its Sanghipuram plant to Mumbai. It forms part of Ambuja’s ongoing efforts to optimise operational efficiency, reduce logistics challenges, and provide its customers with a seamless supply chain. By reducing the lead time to delivery, Ambuja hopes to help meet cement demand in Mumbai, which is ...

JSW Cement invests US$360m in new plant

21 May 2024, Published under Cement News

JSW Cement is planning to build a new cement plant in Rajasthan, giving the company access to India’s northern markets. The proposed facility will have a cement capacity of up to 3.3Mta and an 18MW power plant, according to Mint. The INR30,000m (US$360m) investment is being funded through a mix of equity and long-term debt.  “The proposed investment to establish our integrated cement facility in Nagaur puts JSW Cement firmly on its path to achieving a pan-India footprint within the next...

Udaipur Cement Works 4Q net profit up 17%

20 May 2024, Published under Cement News

India-based Udaipur Cement Works posted a net revenue of INR34.835bn (US$418.3m) in the January-March 2024 quarter (4QFY23-24), an increase of 18.2 per cent YoY from INR29.464bn in the 4QFY22-23. The company’s net profit increased 17.2 per cent YoY to INR197.9m in the 4QFY23-24 from INR168.9m in the year-ago period. Operating expenses increased by 14.9 per cent to INR2.874bn in the 4QFY23-24 from INR2.502bn in the equivalent period of the previous year while other income increased by 4...