Dalmia Cement

Dalmia Cement Announces Capacity Addition of 2.3 MTPA

December 24, 2020

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited has announced a capacity addition of 2.3 Million Tons at its Bengal Cement Works (BCW) unit in West Midnapore with an investment of Rs 360 crores.

This addition is in line with our business pillar ‘Growth’ and will increase the overall capacity of the BCW unit to 4 million tons per annum.

With the capacity addition, BCW unit will become the largest cement plant in the state of West Bengal.

The addition also aligns with our business pillars ‘Sustainability and ‘Reputation’ and thus makes it one of the most sustainable plants in the state to create job opportunities and give a boost to the region's economy.

Post the COVID induced slowdown, the cement demand is expected to improve with affordable housing, mega real estate and infrastructure projects picking up pace.

This coupled with India’s Atmanirbhar goals will undoubtedly provide an impetus to cement consumption in the country.

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Through this addition, DCBL will continue to contribute towards nation-building, while staying committed to the growing demand from the eastern and north-eastern states of the country.

Speaking on the addition of the cement plant in West Bengal, Ujjwal Batria, COO, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited said, “Under this project, we now have an installed capacity of 4.0 million tons per annum (MTPA) at Bengal Cement Works, Midnapore."

"We have deployed the latest machinery and technology for this addition and will be producing only 100% blended cement so as to ensure reduced carbon footprint as part of our commitment to become carbon negative by 2040," he added.

"This addition will play a pivotal role in addressing the demand for cement, ensure sufficient and timely supplies and further help in the growth of infrastructure in the region," he further said.

DCBL being the most trusted brand is also open to new ideas and solutions to support increased production.

Several new quality-control processes and technologies have been deployed at the plant to ensure automated quality control without human intervention.

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