JSW Cement has decided to double its production capacity in next few years. The company, a part of the $13 billion JSW Group, currently manufactures 4 million tonne per annum (mtpa) in the East.
In a statement, the company said capacity ramp-up will involve a combination of brownfield expansions at Salboni unit in West Bengal and the Odisha-based Shiva Cement plants, as well as a greenfield project in Odisha.
“These projects are expected to be commissioned in various phases until 2023,” it added. It further said that JSW Cement is targeting a manufacturing capacity of 20 MTPA by 2021 to meet customer and industry demand.
Nilesh Narwekar, CEO, JSW Cement, said, “the East Indian markets are very important. The present market scenario for green cement gives us the confidence that our plans to scale up production capacity will enable us to meet customer needs in the region.”
JSW, which entered the cement market in 2009, has manufacturing facilities in Vijayanagar in Karnataka; Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh; Salboni in West Bengal and Dolvi in Maharashtra.
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