J.K. Cement is to begin work on expanding its Mangrol cement plant by the end of the current fiscal year, according to Rajnush Kapur, the company’s Head of Grey Cement. Speaking to the Economic Times, Kapur said the 3.5 million t expansion project would be commissioned by the end of 2019.
The Mangrol plant in Rajasthan currently has capacity of 2.25 million tpy of grey cement and is the third-largest in J.K. Cement’s fleet, behind Nambahera, also in Rajasthan, and the Muddapur plant in Karnataka.
The Mangrol expansion is only one project currently in the works at J.K. Cement, which is aiming to almost double its cement production capacity to 18 million tpy over the next four years. According to the company’s 2016/17 Annual Report, it had 10.5 million tpy of capacity with production of 6.77 million t in the 2016/17 fiscal year.
Kapur said the company is also working on a 3.5 million tpy greenfield project in Madhya Pradesh. According to the company executive, it already has a mining lease for the project, which is estimated to cost between INR17.5 billion and INR 20 billion.
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