Birla Corporation expands Bengal cement plant

Birla Corporation expands Bengal cement plant
Published: 28 December 2005

With the commencement of commercial production of its new plant, Durga Hitech Cement, at Durgapur on December 24, Birla Corporation Ltd of the M P Birla group, has become one of the largest cement manufacturers in the eastern region. The combined capacity of its two units was now at 1.6 million ton. The chairman of Birla Corporation, R S Lodha, stated that BCL was proud to be a part of the industrial resurgence of West Bengal.

Durga Hitech Cement with an installed capacity of one million ton, had been equipped with the latest equipment to produce high quality cement on a sustained basis, he said in a media release.

With Durgapur Cement Works installed capacity of 0.6Mta, the combined capacity of the company’s Durgapur facility has become 1.6Mta, making it the largest single location cement unit in West Bengal," he said. Birla Corp had in parallel taken up work on two 27 megawatt power plants at its facilities in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.