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JSW ramps up cement capacity to 12.6 million tonne

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

JSW Cement, part of the USD 13 billion JSW Group, Monday said it has ramped up capacity to 12.6 million tonne per annum with a hike in in

The company is now eyeing 20 million tonne capacity by December 2020.

capacity of stands at 12.6 million tonne after production capacity of in was raised from 1 million tonne to 2.2 million tonne per annum, the company said in a statement.

The expansion, along with other capacity enhancement activity, is already underway at various location across the country that will take the combined installed capacity to 14 million tonne per annum by April 2019, the company said.

also said it plans to increase the capacity of Salboni unit in from 2.4 million tonne per annum at present to 3.6 million tonne.

officials had earlier said beside capacity enhancement, a 18 MW captive power plant was also been proposed that may entail an estimated total combined investment of Rs 400 crore at Salboni.

"This capacity addition was in line with the companys commitment to strengthen its presence in eastern India, starting with West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, and Jharkhand," JSW Cement (east) had said.

The company is bullish on the proposed development of 500 cities under the new and the initiative to build 100 smart cities expected to deliver greater benefits to the cement and construction sectors, it said.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 16:40 IST