Economy & Market
ACC's cement capacity to reach 30 MT per annum
Cement major ACC announced that its cement capacity will reach 30 million tonnes per annum on completion of its expansion programme. This has been possible due to increase in production capacities as the company completed its ongoing expansion programme."In September 2010, we commissioned 12,500 tonne per day capacity kiln at Wadi, which is the largest cement kiln in the world. A new clinkering line of 7,000 tonnes per day was also added at Chanda. Both units were accompanied with new captive thermal power generating units," said
Kuldip Kaura, CEO and managing director ACC
, in its Corporate Sustainable Development report for the year 2010. With these additions, ACC's cement capacity will reach 30 million tonnes per year, Kaura added. On the environmental front, the abatement of greenhouse gases remains a prime goal. We continued to register a declining trend in specific gross CO2 emissions during the year through improvements in energy efficiency, clinker factor and the use of alternative fuels and raw materials (AFR), Kaura added.