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State government approves ACL clinker line

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The Himachal Pradesh state government in India has approved the construction of a new clinker unit by Asian Concretes and Cements Pvt. Ltd (ACL). The project covers the installation of a new 3000 tpd clinker production line in Deora in the southern part of Himachal Pradesh.

The new clinker production line will feed ACL’s existing cement grinding plants in Himachal Pradesh, as well as the grinding unit of its sister company, Asian Fine Cement Pvt. Ltd (AFC), which is in Jajpura, Punjab. The combined capacity of the three plants is 2.8 million tpy.

ACL has initiated the process of acquiring the land required to set up the clinker unit. Total investment cost is expected to be INR4.7 billion.

In addition to a 3000 tpd pyroprocessing line, the main machinery is expected to include a 650 tph limestone crusher, 800 tph limestone stacker, 300 tph limestone reclaimer. The raw mill will have a capacity of 260 tph, while the coal mill will have a capacity of 16 tph.

An implementation period of 21 months is anticipated from the date of signing of the main equipment supply contract.

ACL was established in 2005, opening its first cement grinding plant in 2006. A second unit followed in 2009, bringing its combined capacity to 1.3 million t. In addition, AFC has a grinding capacity of 1.2 million tpy.

Himachal Pradesh is in the north of India, bordering the Tibet Autonomous Region in China. The state government approved the project, among several others through the State Level Single Window Clearance and Monitoring Authority in mid-August.

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