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Dalmia top bidder for Chhattisgarh limestone block

08 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Dalmia (Bharat) Cement has emerged as the preferred bidder for the Kesla II limestone block in Raipur district Chhattisgarh, India, which was auctioned by the state government on Tuesday. Business Line (India) reported that an official statement said that with 215Mt of reserves, the block has an estimated value of mineral resource of INR103.67bn (US$1.61bn).

Prism Cement receives limestone mining lease

03 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Prism Cement announced it has received a letter of intent from the government of Madhya Pradesh, India, for a cement-grade limestone mining lease. The lease if for mining in the Chulhi and Majhiyar villages in the Satna district of the central Indian state. To span a period of 50 years, the lease covers reserves of about 23.6Mt and applies to the cement producer’s plants Madhya Pradesh.

Canada: first shipment at McInnis Cement

25 November 2016, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement has taken delivery of its first shipment of raw materials for its 2.5Mta Port-Daniel-Gascon plant. The vessel Algoma Mariner delivered to the Port-Daniel terminal, Canada, 19,000t of gypsum from National Gypsum at Halifax, Nova Scotia. The terminal is scheduled receive an additional four shipments of raw materials and fuel for the new cement plant by mid-December. Construction on McInnis Cement has been completed close to 75 per cent and is expected to deliver its first ...

Loss on ignition

28 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The loss on ignition of a raw material, cement or a clinker sample is the amount of weight lost through raising the temperature of the material to a predetermined level. As an indicator it can be used to monitor and improve the quality of the final product. Clinker stored outside in wet conditions will experience an increase in LOI Weight loss during heating can be due to the evaporation or volatilisation of a variety of components of the sample. Water is lost at 100-105˚C, orga...

How do blending beds stack up?

27 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Dr Clark tackles the science behind longitudinal blending beds for crushed raw materials. He discusses the part played by blending time, bed dimensions, volume, layering and stacker speed in the effectiveness of the blending bed. Blending beds smooth the variation in raw materials before they are ground in the raw mill to produce the kiln feed The vast majority of modern cement plants have some sort of blending bed for smoothing the variation in the raw materials before they are...

It's all about the costs

26 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Dr Clark considers the value of measuring and comparing the costs of making cement as the first step to optimising, ie minimising, those outlays as he discusses cost benchmarking and optimisation. Raw materials can be cheaper to extract with bulldozers The Technical Forum has covered many technical topics related to the production of cement over the years. However, we must always keep in mind that cement-making companies and factories must also be money-making operations to s...

Know your raw materials

22 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Stackers and reclaimers play a large part in achieving the reliability that helps deliver a constant supply of homogenised raw materials to the mills. The storage solution must cope with quarry operations and logistics, as well as different raw material parameters. To ensure the reliability of stackers and reclaimers and to optimise their total costs, accurate raw materials characterisation is essential. By FLSmidth, Denmark. At Holcim Brazil's Barroso plant, the clay excavator was in...

India: government to relax mining lease transfer rules

13 January 2016, Published under Cement News

The government of India plans to enact a law that will allow companies that received mining licences without having gone through the auction process to transfer these leases, local media have reported. The move that will make M&A deals easier in the steel, cement and metals sectors. For instance, this law would help close Birla Corp's purchase of two cement units in eastern India from LafargeHolcim which has reportedly hit a hurdle due to the existing mining regulations. The mines mini...

Jaypee gets green nod to expand limestone mining in Andhra Pradesh

04 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Jaypee Cement has received the green approval for expansion of limestone mining capacity from 3.47Mta to 6Mta in Andhra Pradesh, entailing an investment of INR950m (US14.3m). The company has commissioned a cement plant with 5Mta capacity and captive limestone mine of 3.47Mta to meet partial requirement of limestone of the cement plant at Budhawada village, in Krishna district.

UltraTech Chhattisgarh mine plan hits hurdle

24 December 2015, Published under Cement News

The government of the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh has cancelled a no objection certificate (NoC) to UltraTech Cement for a limestone mine in Raipur district. The state government on Tuesday announced it would cancel the certificate required by the cement producer to commission the operation. The mine is interlinked with the company’s integrated cement plant, located in the neighbouring Balodabazar district. The department had granted the conditional NoC on 5 January 2009. The 17...