In a bid to set up three grinding units and a clinker facility, leading cement manufacturer ACC will invest Rs 3,300 crore by 2015. The grinding unit each will come up at Sindri in Jharkhand and Kharagpur in West Bengal moreover, the third grinding plant and the clinker facility will be set up at Jamul in Chhattisgarh.
The existing clinker and grinding facilities at Jamul will be phased out, adding the new clinker unit will have a capacity of 2.79 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) and the new grinding facilities in Jharkhand and Bengal will use the clinker produced at Jamul. The expansion plan will be implemented in a phased manner and completed by 2015.
ACC’s cement production in February 2012 has increased by 8.63% at 2.14 million tonne, as against 1.97 million tonne in the year-ago period. The company's dispatches in the month were up by 7.50% at 2.15 million tonne, as against 2.00 million tonne in same month last year.