Emami Cement commissions Panagarh unit

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on January 15, 2018 Published on March 23, 2017

Emami Cement, part of the Rs 50,000 crore diversified Emami Group of companies, has commissioned its 2 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) cement grinding unit at the Panagarh Industrial Park in Burdwan district of West Bengal. The project came up at a cost of Rs 500 crore.

The clinker for the Panagarh plant is being sourced from the company’s captive limestone mines in Chhattisgarh.

Claiming that the project has been completed in a record time of 13 months, Emami Cement in a release maintained that the plant has been developed on 65 acres of land and is expected to generate direct and indirect employment of over 500 people.

The grinding unit is a part of the Rs 3500 crore, 5.5 MTPA integrated cement plant comprising an operational facility of a central clinker plant and a grinding unit at Risda in Balodabazar district of Chattisgarh. Another grinding unit with a capacity 1.8 MTPA is coming up in Odisha.

The Panagarh unit will produce the complete range of OPC (Ordinary Portland Cement), PPC (Portland Pozzolana Cement) and PSC (Portland Slag Cement) variants of cement under the “Emami Double Bull” brand.

“We are hopeful to become a 15-20 MTPA player within the next 3-5 years,” Aditya Vardhan Agarwal, Director, Emami Group, said as per the release.

The company is also in the process of ramping up its marketing initiatives to connect with its consumers in the targeted regions, it further mentioned in the release.

Published on March 23, 2017

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