Mumbai, Oct 7 IANS | 2 years ago

Reliance Infra's first five million tonnes per annum capacity cement plant will be commissioned this month in Madhya Pradesh, a company statement said here Monday.

The mega-project was commissioned in a record 22 months, five months ahead of schedule, offering state-of-the-art next-gen facility to serve the central, eastern and northern cement markets.

It has been implemented at a capital outlay of approximately Rs.3,000 crore, setting a new benchmark in terms of capex efficiency, nearly 25 percent lower than comparable recent transaction values.

"We are delighted to add the cement business to our portfolio of high growth infrastructure businesses, serving the long term needs of our country. Reliance Cement will add the manufacturing mix to our existing range of annuity infrastructure businesses across power, roads and metro rail systems," said Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. Chairman Anil D. Ambani on the new project which is expected to contribute annual revenues of around Rs.3,000 crore.

Reliance Cement will deliver a next-gen experience to customers in terms of product quality and customer services with processes like manufacturing, sales and distribution, customer service and administration fully automated to ensure high product and service quality.

The project is conceptualized with waste heat recovery system right from the start - generating over 10MW power from the heat that would be otherwise wasted.

The cement plant is designed and built at par with the international standards to make it one of the most energy efficient plants in the country with highest environmental standards.

Last year, Reliance Cement launched in the Maharashtra markets with supplies from its Buribori plant which has a capacity of half million metric tonnes per annum. It has already established itself as a favoured brand in a short span.

With the new plant in Madhya Pradesh, Reliance Cement plans to expand its presence in the central, eastern and northern India markets.

Among the unique features of the Reliance Cement are introducing Uniform Particle Size Distribution technology which produces cement with a high fineness and rapid setting property.

This is turn helps build homes faster as cement setting time is usually the main cause of delay. Reliance Cement sets faster than other cements and simultaneously is stronger.

Coming in 50 kg Laminated Polypropylene bags, Reliance Cement bags have special seal which makes it impossible to tamper. This also ensures no wastage and the cement is moisture free and fresh irrespective of the weather conditions.

(Posted on 07-10-2013)