Construction | November 2012
Ambuja to set up two cement plants in WB
With an approximate investment of Rs 550 crore, Ambuja Cements will set up two more units in Howrah and Hooghly, stated Partha Chatterjee, West Bengal Industry Minister, Partha Chatterjee. The Howrah unit will commence operations in December while the Hooghly unit will be set up later. Dismissing the concerns of the industrial community, which received a jolt following the HBT pullout from Haldia, Chatterjee asserted that the business environment in West Bengal was very good and more industries were coming to the state. Ambuja Group will set up its second unit at Sankrail and a third near Bandel Thermal Power Plant. The business group has purchased 80 acres of land at Bandel for constructing the cement unit. Chatterjee said that the company's first unit at Sankrail is now producing 1.5 million tonne cement per year. Once the second unit is commissioned, production will rise to 2.4 million tonne per annum. The Bandel unit, which will be built at a cost of Rs 225 crore, will produce 0.6-0.9 million tonne cement per annum. Ambuja's first unit at Sankrail produces 1.5 million tonne cement per year.
With the second unit at Sankrail, production will go up to 2.4 million tonne per annum. The Bandel unit, which will be built at a cost of Rs 225 crore, will produce 0.6-0.9 million tonne cement per annum.