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Lucky Cement recognised for 'green supply chain', Pakistan

20 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement producer Lucky Cement has been awarded for its green supply chain operations and logistics at the Second International Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chain conference in Karachi. Lucky Cement was commended for a number of sustainability projects like alternative fuels usage, energy conservation and plantation drives. In addition, the company’s in-house power generation units have been revamped to ensure environmental efficiency. Mr. Noman Hasan, Chief Operating Officer,...

UltraTech's sustainable journey

14 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Harmonising economic goals with the development of employees, vendors and the communities in which it operates, is in the DNA of Aditya Birla Group (ABG), where the concept of trusteeship is deeply rooted. UltraTech Cement Ltd, part of the Aditya Birla Group, added one more dimension to the trusteeship concept when it formally began its sustainability journey. By OP Puranmalka, UltraTech Cement Ltd, India. Rainwater harvesting at the mines of Vikram cement works, India In 2006, ...

DG Khan full-year profit rises, Pakistan

11 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement producer DG Khan Cement reported a profit-after-tax of PKR4.10bn (US$43.3m) for the year ended June 30 2012, compared to PKR170.96, earned in the previous year, according to a statement on Monday.   This translated into the earnings per share (EPS) of PKR9.38 from 45 paisas in 2011-12, according to the profit and loss account of the company available with the Karachi Stock Exchange.   Revenues for the company surged 24% to PKR22.95bn in fiscal 2012, against sales of PKR18.58b...

Teresa cement works renewable energy efforts, Philippines

04 September 2012, Published under Cement News

As part of the Lafarge group’s worldwide strategy to lower its CO2 emissions, its Philippine subsidiary Lafarge Republic Inc.'s (LRI) has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability at its Teresa Plant in Rizal by increasing energy efficiency and using more renewable energy. In search of more environment friendly solutions, the Manila Bulletin reports that LRI invested in a waste heat recovery unit. LRI is the first cement manufacturer in the country to introduce this sustainable and gre...

UltraTech on track to raise capacity by 19% next year

31 August 2012, Published under Cement News

UltraTech, India’s leading cement producer, said it will raise capacity to 62Mt by next year, according to its chairman, as he warned that the outlook for the domestic sector remains challenging. "I believe the short-term prospects for the industry appear bearish. Regardless, over the medium to long term, the sector offers good growth potential," Kumar Mangalam Birla said in a statement released after the company's annual shareholder meeting. Rising input and energy costs have been squ...

Top-cycle heat recovery

15 August 2012, Published under Cement News

With the publication of an article on the Holcim Lägerdorf kiln in this month’s ICR, Dr Michael Clark muses on the mass and energy flows of such a semi-wet kiln system, even speculating that there will be differences in those energy flows required in winter and summer. Holcim Lägerdorf is the starting point of this month’s Technical Forum’s foray into mass and energy flows of semi-wet kiln systems   Recent Technical Forum articles have largely been focused around the cemen...

Shriram aims to raise Jayajothi Cements’ utilisation

10 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Indian engineering company Shriram EPC, which earlier this year acquired a majority stake in Sree Jayajothi Cements, plans to raise the cement plant’s capacity utilisation to 100 per cent.  In March this year, Shriram EPC was forced to buy the 70 per cent stake in its debtor Sree Jayajothi Cements which couldn't pay back its dues. Shriram's debt was converted to equity. Jayajothi Cements currently has a 3.2Mta integrated works situated in Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh, southeast Indi...

Lafarge Republic sees increased market growth, Philippines

09 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Having witnessed flat YoY sales in 2011, Lafarge Republic (formerly Republic Cement Corp) has said it expects market growth to accelerate on the back of increased government spending on infrastructure. During the company’s annual stakeholders meeting, company president Renato C Sunico, said that almost flat nationwide cement consumption of 15.6Mt last year was due to reduced government infrastructure spending in the first three quarters of 2011. Cement prices also softened during the year...

Waste heat for energy

27 June 2012, Published under Cement News

As part of its strategy to lower its CO2 emissions, Lafarge is improving its energy efficiency as well as using a higher level of alternative fuels and renewable energy. In the Philippines, the company is implementing a Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) system project at the Teresa plant of its associate Republic Cement Corporation has been fully operational since 2011. Lafarge Philippines shows us around. The Teresa cement plant won national recognition for its WHR project With the cem...

WHR on the rise

06 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Dr Clark takes the theme of waste heat recovery for this month’s Technical  Forum and investigates current available solutions for the cement industry. He also touches upon current themes around the topic, such as is it an attractive option for your plant? When to install the technology? And how best to use the waste heat that is generated? The organic Rankine cycle method of WHPG is efficient with regard to utilisation of low- and medium-temperature waste heat, whereas steam-based...