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UltraTech Cement Co commissions new capacity in Hirmi and Cuttack

17 February 2023, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Co has commissioned 1.30Mta of brownfield cement capacity at Hirmi, Chhattisgarh and 2.80Mta of greenfield grinding capacity at Cuttack, Odisha.   This forms part of the on-going capacity expansion. With this commissioning the company’s total cement manufacturing capacity in India now stands at 126.95Mta.  

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd will expand Belagavi cement plant

12 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd  is expanding its existing manufacturing plant at  Belagavi  in north Karnataka by investing INR3000m (US$38.3m). The company expects the investment to create up to 700 new jobs by March 2024. “We plan to invest INR2000m to INR3000m in the next two years towards manufacturing expansion, in terms of enhanced production capabilities, and renewing our energy commitment by planning a solar power capacity installation of 9MW to reduce electricity consumption by half...

Lafarge France invests EUR46m to reduce carbon emissions

16 March 2022, Published under Cement News

To produce cements with a reduced carbon impact in its plants in Saint-Pierre-la-Cour (Mayenne) and Bouc-Bel-Air (Bouches-du-Rhône), Lafarge France (Holcim group) will invest EUR46m. These investments are part of the group-wide strategy to accelerate green growth. By 2025, 25 per cent of sales of ready-to-use concrete will have to come from the ‘EcoPAct’ range, launched three years ago around so-called ‘low-carbon’ products.

Akkermann Cement receives funds to acquire Akhangaracement JSC

26 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Gazprombank has allocated funds for the acquisition by Akkermann Cement CA (part of the USM group) for a 98.6 per cent stake in Akhangaracement JSC in Uzbekistan. The transaction was implemented with the attraction of financing from Gazprombank, is not just a creditor but a strategic financial partner of Akkermann Cement LLC.   The group of companies under the Akkermann Cement brand is part of the diversified Russian holding USM. In 2021 Akkermann Cement produced about 4Mt of c...

UltraTech Cement commissions Bara grinding unit Line II

13 January 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement (Aditya Birla Group) has commissioned Line II of its Bara grinding unit in Uttar Pradesh, India, having cement capacity of 2Mta. Line I was earlier commissioned in January 2020 and is already operating at a capacity utilisation in excess of 80 per cent, says the company.     This additional capacity will help the UltraTech Cement to service the fast-growing cement demand in the central region in the country.   Together with this expansion, during the FY21-22 the c...

Ciments Calcia finalises first phase of Bussac-Foret modernisation

05 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Ciments Calcia (HeidlebergCement group) has completed the first phase of its kiln modernisation project at the company's plant in Bussac-Forêt, Nouvelle Aquitane, France. Two kiln shell sections have been replaced with new outlet seals, a brand new clinker cooler with its bag filter has been installed and the control system conversion has been started. Nicolas Federspiel, Bussac-Forêt plant manager, thanked all those involved in the project: “ It has been a very intense perio...

Yanbu Cement completes modernisation project

14 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Yanbu Cement Co has announced   the completion of its Kiln Line 4 modernisation project following the recent shutdown. The reason for exceeding the previously announced end date is due to the delay in receiving some spare parts and the improvement of operations of the Line 4.

Airvault modernisation to see new preheater construction method

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The business unit Cement Technologies of thyssenkrupp has received an order from Ciments Calcia SA, subsidiary of HeidelbergCement Group, for the construction of a turnkey cement production line.     The new 4000tpd clinker kiln line is to be built at the Airvault site and will replace the two existing lines. A new construction method is being implemented for the erection of the preheater tower at the Airvault plant. The preheater modules, including brickwork and electric systems, ar...

Holcim to upgrade Obourg

27 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has applied for the renewal of its operating licence at the Obourg cement plant in Belgium. The company also plants to carry out a modernisation programme and build a new kiln that ultimately enables carbon capture. “This project was called GO4ZERO because it supports the ambition of carbon neutrality that the Holcim group has set itself by implementing, as a world first, a design of a dry-process kiln to concentrate CO2 and allow its capture and subsequent recovery,” said Holcim. ...

SOBOCE commissions modernised Warnes plant

16 June 2021, Published under Cement News

SOBOCE recommenced operations at its Warnes cement plant in Bolivia on 14 June after a BOB222m (US$32.1m) investment in new equipment. The project included a new VRM-based grinding system supplied by Gebr Pfeiffer, and an automatic bagging and palletiser by Claudius Peters. New systems for feeding, transport and storage of raw materials as well as a new electrical substation were also included in the project. “Investment is our answer to the crisis. The modernisation of the Warnes Plant i...