India: VP Cements plans a two-phase plant

India: VP Cements plans a two-phase plant
21 October 2014

VP Cements is planning a two-phase integrated cement project in the village of Gundlakunta, Andhra Pradesh. Land acquisition is in progress, but both phases still await environmental clearance.

The total cost of the project is INR16bn (US$261m). Phase one will consist of a 3.2Mta cement project, a 2Mta clinker project and a 1x40MW coal-based captive power plant (CPP) with work expected to commence in 2015. Work on the second stage, which will double the phase one capacity, will start in 2017.

According to sources at India's Ministry of Environment and Forests, no solid waste will be generated from the manufacturing process except around 120tpa of damaged cement bags and 100tpa general scrap. These will be collected to be reused.

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