Dalmia Cement Commences Commercial
Production from Kadapa plant
produce 2.50 Million Tonnes of Dalmia brand OPC and Dalmia Vajram brand (PPC )
Hyderabad|India|March'2009: Dalmia Cement (Bharat)
Ltd (DCBL) announced the commencement of commercial production of the 2.50
Million tonnes Greenfield cement project at Chinnakomerla Village,
Jammalamadugu, Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh. The project has been
completed in a record time of 22 months and will add to DCBL’s current
installed capacity of 3.5 million tonnes at Dalmiapuram in Tamilnadu. The
new plant will produce 43 and 53 grade Dalmia brand Ordinary Portland
Cement (OPC) and Dalmia Vajram (Portland Pozzolana Cement - PPC)
Sharing with media the evolution of the company from 1.5 million tonnes
capacity to a big player in South India, – Mr. T.Venkatesan – CEO (Cement)
and Whole time Director said, “We are already well established in
Tamilnadu and Kerala Markets. This new plant at Kadapa will help us to
expand into Andhra Pradesh significantly besides increasing our market
shares in Karnataka. This Greenfield project is the stepping stone for us
to be a Pan India player, thus it is important and close to our heart.” Mr
Venkatesan has served in the capacity of CFO & CEO with large Industrial
Houses before getting associated with DALMIAS
Mr SK Gupta, Head of the Kadapa Plant, who is involved from the inception
is overwhelmed with the commissioning of commercial Production within 22
months from the day of ground breaking ceremony. He has an experience of
over 2 decades with top cement manufacturers of the nation and is proud to
be involved in creating the record.
“On the anvil is the commissioning of the second Greenfield venture of
2.50 million tonnes at Ariyalur in Tamilnadu. By mid 2009 DCBL’s overall
capacity will be over 8 million tonnes per annum.
The state of the art plant with FL Smidth technology from Denmark, is one
of India’s most modern cement plants. The overall cost of the project is
has been funded through a mix of internal accruals and debt.
The plant has an adjoining self contained township for the employees, with
staff accommodation, shopping complex, first aid centre and other
amenities. The project has infused new life and will bring in major change
in the socio-economic development of the entire region engulfing the
location of the plant.
Mr M Siva Ram who comes with a rich experience of working in multi
national cement manufactures and currently heading the sales at Andhra
Pradesh is also present on the occasion.
Reachout's News Bureau