India’s EAC gives UltraTech green light for Tamil Nadu works

India’s EAC gives UltraTech green light for Tamil Nadu works
Published: 27 December 2013


UltraTech Cement has been given the go-ahead by the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) on its 5.5Mta cement works and a 75MW captive power plant in the Karur and Dindigul districts of Tamil Nadu, India. The new dry-process works will be built with preheater and precalciner technology on a 136ha site and represents an investment of INR25bn.

It will source its 6.7Mta requirement of limestone in Grasim Industries’ Thennilai quarry while 0.525Mta petcoke will be procured from Reliance Industries, Jamnagar. In addition, production will require 0.46Mta laterite/bauxite, 1.8Mta of coal (0.6Mta for the cement works and 1.2Mta for the power plant), 0.1Mta of gypsum and 0.33Mta of flyash.