India: Shree Cement has announced four planned capacity expansion projects that aim to increase its installed cement production capacity by 20% to 55.9Mt/yr. The Telegraph newspaper has reported that the producer expects to invest US$670 – 730m in the expansion. The investments will go towards the establishment of new facilities in Karnataka, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The West Bengal project consists of a grinding plant in Howrah or Purba Medinipur District. The new phase of expansion is part of Shree Cement’s strategy to reach 80Mt/yr of cement production capacity by 2030.
Vice chair Prashant Bangur said “Given the robust demand for cement in the country and Shree Cement’s aspiration to grow further, we are looking at four more units once the present phase of expansion is over.”
Shree Cement is currently expanding its Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, and Nawalgarh, Rajasthan, cement plants and building its new 3Mt/yr Purulia grinding plant in West Bengal.
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