Malabar Cements to resume Cherthala operations
Malabar Cements Ltd (MCL) will resume operations at its Cherthala unit in Kerala, soon, having secured uninterrupted clinker supplies. The unit stopped functioning in 2009 due to a shortage of clinker supplies, as MCL´s Walayar cement plant in Kerala was not able to share its clinker production with the Cherthala plant. Clinker is now being sourced through the invitation of e-tenders. The company that was awarded the e-tender has assured the management of uninterrupted supply of clinker throughout the year. The price is lower than the clinker it previously sourced from the Cement Corporation of India. With the Cherthala plant back on stream, MCL´s production capacity would grow to 0.2 mtpa.