JSW Cement has said it plans to double cement production capacity in the next few years to meet the growing demand for ‘green’ cement in the eastern region. The company is a leading producer of green cement and part of the US $13-billion JSW Group.
The ramp-up of cement production capacity will involve a combination of brownfield expansions at Salboni unit and Shiva Cement plants and a greenfield project in Odisha. These projects are expected to be commissioned in various phases until 2023, an official statement said.
JSW currently produces green cement at its Salboni unit in West Bengal to service the demand in the eastern region, where the current cement making capacity is about four million tonne per annum (mtpa). The company has a retail network in the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa.
JSW Cement is very close to commissioning its captive power plant in Salboni for uninterrupted power supply at competitive rates.