Vicat’s Kalburgi Cement to set up bulk cement terminal in Maharashtra
Vicat’s wholly owned Indian subsidiary Kalburgi Cement Company has started a bulk cement terminal in Kalamboli, near Mumbai. This 1.2 million tonne per annum (mtpa) rail-based loading and unloading cement terminal has been constructed at a cost of approximately Rs. 65-crore.
During the inauguration ceremony Vicat announced the launch of Vicat Optimate for commercial buyers and Vicat Duramate for retail sales. Vicat Optimate, a OPC 53 grade cement is manufactured from limestone available in Gulbarga cluster which has low percentage of alkalies, chlorides and magnesia. It provides lesser de-shuttering period, early compressive strength of concrete and results in saving the cement consumption. Vicat Optimate is ideal for used in construction of residential and commercial projects, concrete precast structures, roads and by major RMC manufacturers. Vicat Duramate is a blended cement produced by inter grinding clinker and high reactive silica (HRS) which is collected from electro static precipitators (ESP) of power plants.
Vicat, a France-based cement major had announced an investment of €223 million (approximately Rs. 1,735 crore) as part of its expansion plans in India during French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to India. Vicat’s expansion plans in India include second line of 2.75 mtpa capacity in exsting Kalburgi Cement Plant and establish a grinding unit of 1.7 mtpacapacity at Visakhapatnam.
This includes a second line of 2.75 mtpa capacity doubling project at the Kalburgi cement plant and an additional grinding capacity of 1.7mtpa in Visakhapatnam. The company has so far invested Rs 145 crore and plans to invest another Rs 300 crore this fiscal.
@EPC World Media