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Emami Cement looks to expand limestone mining capacity

04 June 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Emami Cement Ltd has announced plans to expand its limestone mining capacity from 5.5Mta to 9Mta at its operations in Kukurdih of Raipur district, Chhattisgarh. The project is expected to be spread over 395ha of land and represent an investment of INR10bn (US$144.35m). While environmental clearance is currently being awaited, work on the expansion is projected to begin by May 2020.

New order restricts limestone mining in Chittorgarh

13 March 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Birla Corp has been restricted from mining limestone in Chittorgarh and near the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary after a new order by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday. The NGT requested the Pollution Control Board and local authorities "to immediately stop all mining activities within the municipal limits of Chittorgarh city and within 10km of the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary or within the eco-sensitive zone of Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary, if finally notified." A spokesman for the ce...

Cemex Holding Philippines denies ownership in landslide area

24 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex Holding Philippines (CHP) reported to the stock exchange that it has no equity stake in APO Land & Quarry Corp (ALQC) after a landslide killed at least 22 people and left several people unaccounted for in the area on 20 September. Cemex is coordinating with ALQC after the recent downpour caused a landslide in Sito Sindulan, Barangay Tina-an, Naga City, Cebu. While ALQC is a raw material supplier of APO Cement Corp (Cemex group), CHP does not own any direct of indirect stak...

UltraTech Cement secures Madhya Pradesh limestone reserves

21 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Aditya Birla group firm UltraTech Cement said it has acquired the Deora-Sitapuri-Udipyapura limestone mining block in Madhya Pradesh (MP). UltraTech Cement said the land is in close proximity to its existing limestone mines of the company's recently-commissioned unit Dhar Cement plant. The company has won the Deora-Sitapuri-Udipyapura limestone mining site in the State of Madhya Pradesh, UltraTech Cement said in a Bombay Stock Exchange filing. "This mining block is spread over 344.783ha of...

UltraTech Cement secures winning bid for limestone block

14 March 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has emerged as the winner in the auction of Chhattisgarh’s Guma limestone block. Over 600 bids were made for the mine in an e-auction that lasted for 15 hours, according to The Times of India. The state will receive approximately INR73.9bn (US$1.14bn), marking a new record in revenue accrued from a mineral auction. The amount reached 138.3 per cent of IBM price (INR431/t), and is in addition to other fees payable to the state. "In the second phase of auctions, participat...

UltraTech Cement

22 February 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech is investing INR600m (US$9.4m) in a new limestone mining project in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, India. The project, which received the go-ahead from the Environment Ministry earlier this month, involves an area of 632ha with a production capacity of 2.07Mta. The mine’s total reserves are believed to be over 63Mt with a life expectancy of 32 years, according to Indian press reports. To avoid blasting or drilling, UltraTech intends to use the open-cast mechanised method with a su...

Hetauda Cement faces limestone shortage

24 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Hetauda Cement Factory is facing a shortage of limestone due to local protestors preventing the extraction of the material from its mine in Majuwa, Nepal. The company’s new mining contractor, Om Sai Construction, has not been able to deliver 150,000t of limestone four months after receiving the order, according to The Kathmandu Post. The company requires 1000t of limestone daily in order to operate, without it the factory could soon stop production. "Although the contract process has al...

Malaysia: Borneo Oil signs US$18m limestone deposit deal

27 January 2017, Published under Cement News

According to reports in the Star newspaper, Borneo Oil has signed a 30-year deal enabling it to mine marble and limestone in Lahad Datu, Borneo. In an announcement to the Malaysian stock exchange, Borneo oil revealed it had paid MYR80m (US$18m) for the right to mine reserves estimated at 24.5Mt. The company declared that it is now positioned to become “a substantial player in the supply of high-grade limestone resources”, and noted that Sabah state – in which the quarries are situated ...

Shree Digvijay Cement Co awaiting environmental clearance for Pachhtardi

10 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Shree Digvijay Cement Co is currently awaiting environmental clearance for the 0.35Mta (ROM) Pachhtardi limestone mining project near Pacchtardi village in Taluka Bhanvad, Gujarat. The mined limestone will be used for use at the company's cement manufacturing plant situated at Digvijaygram (Sikka), Devbhoomi Dwarka district. Mining will be by fully mechanised opencast method. The estimated cost of the project is INR50m (US$733,593).