India: Ambuja Cement to expand Rupnagar grinding plant

India: Ambuja Cement to expand Rupnagar grinding plant
Published: 06 June 2016


Ambuja Cement has announced that it plans to upgrade the capacity of its grinding plant in Rupnagar in Punjab by 0.9Mta, taking its output to 3.4Mta.

The project, which is estimated to cost just INR10.5m (US$156,071), is to be achieved through process optimisation and it is not anticipated that the upgrade plant will require more power than the 15.8MW it currently has access to.

In March Ambuja Cement announced that it would spend US$599m building a new integrated works and two new grinding plants. In May the company announced a US$50m project to increase the capacity of its Sankrail grinding unit to 2.4Mta.