The Chief Minister of Jharkhand today inaugurated the modernization and expansion project of ACC’s Chaibasa Cement Works. The project comprises replacement of the earlier plant which was based on the old wet process technology with a new state-of-the-art clinkering unit of 1.2Mta together with a captive power plant of 15MW. Chaibasa Cement Works is located in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. It is predominantly a tribal belt containing the Kolhan and Chhota Nagpur regions. This is the only industrial enterprise in this part of Jharkhand.
It is also interesting to note that Chaibasa is India’s first wholly indigenous cement plant designed and built by engineers of ACC in 1947 - the year of India’s Independence. It was the first Indian plant to produce portland slag cement and has maintained the tradition of environment friendly practices. The new project also boasts of Asia’s largest tube conveyor of 2.5km for transportation of limestone from the mines to the factory.
With the successful commissioning of this project ACC hopes to consolidate its presence in eastern India particularly in the states of Jharkhand and Bihar. It is complemented by a host of new customer focused initiatives aimed to satisfy the end-user, small customers and individual home-builders.