UltraTech Cement has commissioned a cement grinding unit with a capacity of 1.6 million TPA at Dankuni, in the state of West Bengal. With this, UltraTech's cement capacity stands augmented to 64.7 MTPA in India
Clinker requirement of the Dankuni grinding unit will be met through Rawan Cement Works, situated in the state of Chhattisgarh.
The grinding unit is strategically located at a distance of less than 50 km from Kolkata city. Cement demand growth in the eastern region has remained higher than industry average during last 2-3 years and it continues to grow in double digits.
The company is operating around 100% capacity utilization in the region. With the commissioning of this grinding unit, UltraTech has increased its cement capacity in the eastern region to 9.8 MTPA.
Apart from the Dankuni grinding unit, UltraTech Cement has commissioned the following greenfield / brownfield plants in the past 6 months.