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Rainwater meets UCWL needs

09 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The awareness of water as an finite resource to be conserved and recycled as much as possible has also been taken into account by the global cement industry for a long time. In India, JK Lakshmi Cement’s subsidiary Udaipur Cement Works Ltd (UCWL) has carried out significant work to make sustainable use of harvested rainwater at its limestone mines in Rajasthan. By Naveen Kumar Sharma and Jitesh Singh Darmwal, Udaipur Cement Works Ltd, India. UCWL Daroli limestone mine pit with harvest...

DG Khan Cement of Pakistan plans WHR plants in Punjab

28 November 2018, Published under Cement News

A new waste heat recovery (WHR) plant is being planned by DG Khan Cement to reduce water consumption at its 2.11Mta Chakwal plant in Punjab, according to a report of Intermarket Securities Ltd. T he new plant would include improved technology that requires only marginal water consumption. This would avoid the technical and financial challenges of sourcing water, said the company's management. The step follows a PKR100m (US$0.74m) fine imposed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on ...

Water as a valued resource

22 August 2018, Published under Cement News

While seen as a common and “free” resource, this approach to water often leads to wasteful use of this source of natural wealth. Therefore, quantifying and calculating the cost of its use is the first step to truly valuing it. Cementos Argos explains its approach and the cost savings this enables the company to make. By Cementos Argos, Colombia. Conserving water resources in the area surrounding Cementos Argos’ Toluviejo plant, Colombia Water is an essential resource for human a...

The business case for water

26 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Water is a natural resource used at all Holcim operational sites across the world. Conscious of growing global water sustainability challenges, Holcim, in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has developed and implemented a water management scheme for all its business units worldwide. Striving to sustain this precious resource, the cement producer has been employing innovative approaches alongside practical solutions and engaging with stakeholders to ad...

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, ...