03.08.2021

Shree Cement Pune plant to commission in September

The completion of a clinker grinding unit of 3 million tonne per annum (MTPA) at Patas in Pune district of Maharashtra got delayed by a year because of COVID-19 and right of way issues. Investment in the plant, spread across 65.7 acres, was over Rs 600 crore and will get clinker from its group plant in Karnataka, they said.

The western Indian foray of Shree Cement NSE -0.31 % had been delayed due to COVID-19 disruptions but the company expects to commence commercial production from September, officials said. The completion of a clinker grinding unit of 3 million tonne per annum (MTPA) at Patas in Pune district of Maharashtra got delayed by a year because of COVID-19 and right of way issues. Investment in the plant, spread across 65.7 acres, was over Rs 600 crore and will get clinker from its group plant in Karnataka, they said.

However, during the year 2020-21, the company had commissioned commercial operations of a clinker grinding unit having capacity of 3.0 MTPA at Athagarh Tehsil in Cuttack District of Odisha.
The company has about 43 million tonne capacity from four integrated plants and nine grinding units in a total of nine states.

"We have able to commence Odisha project despite absence of plant OEM supplier due to disruptions but Maharashtra project got delayed. We expect to commence production in September," sources told .

The company is setting-up up to 12000 Ton Per Day (TPD) brownfield clinkerisation unit at village Khapradih in Baloda Bazar district of Chhattisgarh. The project activities are running on track and the project is likely to be completed in the first half of FY 2022-23.

The cement major was eyeing for 80 million tonne capacity by 2030.

Company officials remained optimistic for the current fiscal with the GDP growth for FY 2021-22 projected to be in the higher single digit, the cement industry is also expected to achieve healthy growth.
Region: India
Tags: production
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