India: Aditya Cement starts third line, builds grinding unit

India: Aditya Cement starts third line, builds grinding unit

UltraTech Cement Ltd has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that the company has commissioned its clinker plant of 2Mta at Aditya Cement Works, Shambhupura, Rajasthan. The 6000tpd kiln takes Aditya Cement's clinker capacity up to 7.18Mta and cement capacity to 5Mta.

Meanwhile, the greenfield Jhajjar grinding unit at Haryana, northern India, is under construction and is expected to be commissioned in FY16. AC III will service the new 1.6Mta grinding station and the balance of clinker from AC III wil be transported to the grinding units in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.

The northern region accounts for almost 35 per cent of Indian cement demand and is expected to grow at eight per cent, according to Aditya Cement. The Jhajjar grinding unit is located less than 100km from the large consumer market of Haryana.

The company has also commissioned a 10MW waste heat recovery system (WHRS) at Aditya Cement which is part of Line I and II. The remaining WHRS capacity of 5MW will be linked to Line III by mid-2016.