Chennai Dec 15:
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidulaid the foundation stone forour 3.15 MTPA Green field cement plant at Kalavatala, Kolimigundla Mandal, Kurnool District atan investment of around Rs.1,500 Crores.
The environment clearance has been obtained for the proposed plant. The required mining lease for the proposed plant is in place. The substantial portion of land required for plant has already been acquired by the company and the AP Government has kindly consented to allot the balance required lands for the project.
This will be the State-of-the-art plant with no-emission and no-effluent discharge and it will be one of the model cement plant with the least thermal and electrical energy consumption.
The company proposes to expand its clinker capacity from 3.10 MTPA to 4.60 MTPA along with Waste Heat Recovery System (WHRS) of 27 MW at its Jayanthipuram plant in Krishna District at a cost of Rs. 740 Crores. This project is expected to be commissioned in March 2020.
The company is also expanding its grinding capacity at Vizag by another 1 MTPA with the investment of Rs.250 Crores forincreasing the capacity from 0.9 MTPA to 2 MTPA. It is expected to be commissioned in March 2020.
With the above investments, the capacity in the State of Andhra Pradesh would become close to 10 MTPA making the company the largest Cement Manufacturer in Andhra Pradesh.
In addition to the above investments in Andhra Pradesh, the company is also embarking upon its expansion of its grinding capacitiesin Eastern Statesviz., Odisha and West Bengal. In Odisha, the company is establishing a green field grinding plant with a capacity of 0.9 MTPA at a cost of Rs.515 Crores with Railway siding facility. This is expected to be commissioned by September 2019. The company is also expanding its grinding capacity in Kolaghat, East Midnapore district, West Bengal from 0.9 MTPA to 2 MTPA at a cost of Rs.425 Crores with Railway siding facility. This unit is expected to be commissioned in April 2019.