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DG Khan set for US exports

15 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan-based DG Khan Cement Co will be exporting 50,000t of cement to the USA for the first time. “A ship, Tomini Felicity, is presently loading cement at KPT in 1.5t jumbo bags destined for Houston, Texas USA,” Fareed Fazal, DG Khan director, said. The shipment is part of a contract that will see the cement producer export 100,000tpd to Texas after concluding a deal in August 2021, when Mr Fazal visited the US. Following the deal, there was a 10-month process to obtain the necessary ce...

Adani Group in discussions to raise US$4.5bn

13 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Following its acquisition of Holcim’s business in India, the Adani Group is in discussions with more than a dozen foreign banks in a bid to raise US$4.5bn. According to The Economic Times, this marks one of the largest loan-based fundraisings in foreign currency by an Indian corporate entity. The proposed loan structures include mezzanine financing, stock-backed bridge loans to be repaid in cash, and a senior debt facility for 18 months. The mezzanine financing may raise US$1bn, while the...

Ramco Cements announces capex and price rise

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Ramco Cements has announced capex of INR12-13bn (US$154-167m) to expand its production capacity over the next two years. At its Kurnool plant, trial production of clinker is now underway and with this, clinker capacity has expanded to 13.65Mta. The cement grinding facility, 6MW waste heat recovery system (WHRS), and an 18MW thermal power plant (TPP) are due to be commissioned during 2QFY23, according to the Financial Express. An additional 1-1.5Mta of grinding capacity is also planned in K...

UltraTech explores electrification to reduce CO2 emissions

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Coolbrook to explore how electrification of the cement kiln heating process can help reduce CO 2 emissions. Coolbrook, a transformational technology and engineering company, will be looking at how its Roto Dynamic Heater (RDH) can be used to deliver temperatures of up to 1700˚C with high energy efficiency, thereby enabling its use in processes that have previously been considered impossible to electrify.    When power...

Bangladesh sees 22% increase in cement export revenue

31 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh has reported a 21.79 per cent YoY increase in revenue from cement exports in the 10MFY21-22 (July 2021-April 2022). Revenue for the period came in at US$7.77m, compared to US$6.38m in the same period a year earlier. This figure also includes minor quantities of salt, stone and other related products, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data.  During the last fiscal year (July 2020-July 2021), Bangladesh’s cement industry earned export revenue of US$7.26m, ...

Jindal to build new 2.5Mta plant in Raigarh

30 May 2022, Published under Cement News

India’s Jindal Group and the Chhattisgarh government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a new cement plant in Raigarh district in the easternmost part of Chhattisgarh State. According to reports in the Times of India, the new facility will have a production capacity of around 2.5Mta of cement and 2.5Mta of clinker. The plant will also have a 12MW waste heat recovery system. 

India Cements joins forces with Tvasta on 3D printed construction solutions

30 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The India Cements is collaborating with Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions to develop energy-efficient construction methods using 3D printing. Tvasta’s technology uses 3D-printing platforms for faster, more economical and more sustainable construction methods, compared to traditional technologies, which can be used for a variety of applications, including housing, sanitation, infrastructure and defence. According to reports in The Hindu Business Line, the 3D construction methods use 30 per cen...

Multimodal transport to ease Indian cement supplies and prices

27 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Indian government is looking at ways to balance up supply and demand of cement across the country, while also helping to reduce cement prices. Cement producers in southern India have idle capacity due to low demand, while in the north of the country demand remains high and cement is in short supply. According to a government spokesperson, one proposal is to transport cement by sea from southern India to a port in eastern Indian eg, Haldia, from where it can be taken to cities such as Var...

HeidelbergCement India posts 7.2% uptick in revenue in FY22

25 May 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement India has recorded a one per cent YoY increase in revenue (net of taxes) to INR5867m (US$75.65m) in the first quarter of 2022. EBITDA over the same period has fallen 22.1 per cent to INR1186m, with the EBITDA margin contracting from 26.2 to 20.2 per cent. Profit after tax in the 1Q22 came in at INR936m, down 33.1 per cent YoY. EBITDA per tonne stood at INR961, a decline of 21 per cent YoY. Sales volumes of 1.23Mt were recorded in the 1Q22, down from the 1.25Mt seen in the sa...

Shree Cement sees 4% increase in revenue in 1Q22

24 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement has reported a 3.9 per cent YoY uptick in revenue to INR40.99bn (US$527.8m) in the opening quarter of 2022. Sales volumes over the same period slipped two per cent to 8Mt, while EBITDA declined to INR10.49bn, compared to INR13.04bn in the 1Q21. The EBITDA margin contracted from 31.97 per cent in the 1Q21 to 24.75 per cent this year.   According to BusinessLine Online, the growth in revenue is being attributed to price increases as cost pressures and inflation continue to ha...