Birla Corp commissions second cement unit

Birla Corp commissions second cement unit
Published: 16 January 2006

Birla Corporation Ltd today commissioned its second cement unit in Durgapur, with a capacity of 1Mta at an investment of Rs 75 crore.    The Durga Hitech Cement plant, a sister unit of 0.6Mta Durgapur Cement Works, was inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee. 

With the commissioning of the new plant, the Durgapur unit of the company becomes the largest single location cement manufacturing unit in the state, company Chairman R S Lodha said.   The MP Birla group flagship, having seven cement units, now has a combined capacity of about 6Mta, he said.  He also said that besides the DHC, the company has implemented two other projects -- two 27mW power plants at its cement units in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan during the current financial year.