Rajashree's Line IV goes live

Published 20 November 2013

To meet the growing demand for cement in India and the Pacific Rim, UltraTech Cement decided to almost double capacity at its Rajashree cement plant in Karnataka. The new 10,000tpd Line IV helps Rajashree move into new territory in terms of pyroprocessing and is built with the environment and sustainability in mind. By UltraTech Cement, India.

The new 10,000tpd kiln line includes a four-string, six-stage preheater with low-NOx calciner

and multiple-location fuel injection – a first for Rajashree Cement

To meet the projected growth in its domestic and Pacific Rim markets, India-based UltraTech Cement continuously assesses its options to expand capacity through organic and inorganic routes.

With the fast-growing Indian markets of Maharashtra and Hyderabad situated near UltraTech’s Rajashree cement works, an opportunity emerged to expand the 12,500tpd facility, situated in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. It was decided that a fourth line would be built with a capacity of 10,000tpd. Further to the Rajashree expansion to improve logistics, UltraTech embarked on a 1.6Mta split-grinding unit at Hotgi and a 2.5Mta bulk terminal at Pune, both in Maharashtra (see p74 ICR September 2013).

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