Birla expects 10Mt cement capacity in two years, India

Birla expects 10Mt cement capacity in two years, India
Published: 08 May 2009

Birla Corp Ltd, part of the MP Birla Group, expects its cement capacity to rise to 10Mt in two years from 6Mt now, the company said in a release Thursday here.

"The second and final phase of expansion at the Satna plant is likely to be completed by March, following which total clinker production capacity will increase by 2200tpd to 9600tpd," the release said.

By the end of 2009-10, the capacity is expected to touch 7.5Mt.

Birla in April expanded clinker capacity at Chanderia plant in Rajasthan from 3450tpd to 4050tpd.

It is currently executing several other expansion projects like a 1.2Mt plant at Chanderia, and grinding capacity hike at Durgapur in West Bengal and Satna in Madhya Pradesh.

Captive power plants of 30-MW each in Durgapur and Satna are also being set up and the company expects to complete these projects in two years.

A 3Mt cement plant has also being planned at Satna. The company plans to invest INR1200 crore over there, the release said.