NEW DELHI: Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, a leading Indian cement major and a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited, has announced the commencement of commercial production of Line 2, having a capacity of 2.25 MTPA, at its Bengal Cement Works (BCW) Unit in Midnapore, West Bengal.
With this addition, the company’s overall capacity at the Midnapore plant has now gone to 4 MTPA per annum, making it the largest cement plant in the state. This development is in line with the company’s commitment towards fostering sustainable growth while also creating job opportunities in the region.
Post the lockdown-led demand disruption, the cement sector has been continuously witnessing buoyancy across the country. This is largely led by revival in demand from the infrastructure and urban housing sectors along with the demand from individual home builders and government’s rural housing schemes especially from east and central regions. Hence, the onset of commercial production at the BCW Unit will enhance our ability to contribute towards nation building and Atmanirbhar Bharat, while also catering to the growing demand from the eastern and north-eastern states of the country.
Speaking on the development, Ujjwal Batria, COO, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) limited said, “We are grateful to the Government of West Bengal and people of Salboni for their whole hearted support and letting us contribute to the state’s growth story. With the beginning of commercial production, we are confident that we will further provide impetus to construction in the region and cater to the strong demand for cement from both rural and urban centers. This addition will also play a crucial role to ensure sufficient and timely supplies thereby adding to efficiencies of the supply chain.”
“Further, to ensure that the demand is met in a sustainable manner, we have also deployed latest machinery and technology at our BCW unit and will be aiming to produce 100% blended cement. This step is also in line with our commitment to become carbon negative by 2040.” Batria added.
DCBL being the most trusted brand is also open to new ideas and solutions to support increased production. Several new quality-control processes and technologies have been deployed at the plant to ensure automated quality control without human intervention. That, combined with superior raw materials, will improve the overall quality of the cement output. Further, online particle size analyzer will ensure uniform distribution of particle size, making concrete dense, impervious, and highly reactive, leading to higher strength and durability of construction.