JSW Cement to set 3 mtpa clinkerisation plant at Chittapur

JSW Cement to set 3 mtpa clinkerisation plant at Chittapur

JSW Cement is in the process of setting up a 3 mtpa clinkerisation plant at Chittapur in Gulbarga district of Karnataka. JSW, a part of the $11 billion JSW Group, will be spending around Rs 2,500 crore on this project. JSW operates three plants with a combined capacity of 6 mtpa cement plants at Vijayanagar in Karnataka, Dolvi in Maharashtra and Nandyal (4.8 million tonnes per annum) in Andhra Pradesh.

The Gulbarga project is still in preliminary stages and JSW has approached the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) for permissions. It will take at least two to three years to materialise. The 3 mtpa clinker capacity at Gulbarga will help the company manufacture 6 mtpa cement at different places.

The new plant is part of the company´s expansion programme. JSW intends to expand its capacity to 25 mtpa by 2025. The company manufactures only Portland slag cement, using slag, the key raw material from its steel plants in Vijayanagar and Dolvi. Out of 360 million tonnes of cement sold annually, PSC accounts for about 23 million tonnes. Of this, JSW Cement contributes 6 million tonnes or about 26 per cent.

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