Tamil Nadu Cement Corp to upgrade Ariyalur plant, India

Tamil Nadu Cement Corp to upgrade Ariyalur plant, India

The Tamil Nadu Cement Corp is planning to expand its Ariyalur cement plant in the state of Tamil Nadu, as well undertaking  a number of environmental and energy improvement measures.

Tamil Nadu Cement Corp has two cement factories at Alangulam and Ariyalur. The Alangulam unit is to be modernised at a cost of INR195 crore including INR50 crore for mine development. It will receive INR95 crore support from the state government.

A project management consultancy is currently preparing a report on the proposed plant expansion. "On receipt of the project report, action will be taken for expansion of the Ariyalur cement unit," the Times of India quoted Industries minister, P Thangamani, told the state assembly during a recent meeting.

The cement works is also replacing its current conveying systems with two additional belt bucket elevators. Furthermore, a waste heat installation system has been initiated to utilise the waste heat from the clinker cooler. An order has also been issued to install two electrostatic precipitators. To comply with the Pollution Control Board norms the upgrade of two kilns has been proposed.