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Ambuja Cements to expand production capacity

World Cement,

Ambuja Cements Ltd has proposed a series of projects to expand its production capacity. In order to increase its position within India’s southern markets, the company is constructing a bulk cement terminal at Mangalore that is due to start operating in the third quarter of 2012. A brownfield expansion project is underway at Sankrail Grinding Unit in eastern India, which is estimated to increase grinding capacity by 0.8 million t. A 2.2 million t clinkerisation unit has been planned for the Nagaur district. Although environmental clearance has been granted, the project is pending completion of certain processes, such as land acquisition.

These plans follow further expansion projects carried out in 2011. In eastern India a new cement mill with a 1.1 million t grinding capacity began commercial operation, whilst a new 0.9 million t capacity cement mill was commissioned at the Maratha Cement Works. In 2011, the company’s production capacity stood at 27.35 million t and cement production reached 20.97 million t.

Last year, the company achieved net sales of Rs.8515 crores. In February 2012, Ambuja recorded cement production of 19.93 lakh t, an increase from February 2011’s 17.91 lakh t. 

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