Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Ltd, has added around 2.3 million tonne capacity to its Bengal Cement Works (BCW) unit in West Midnapore with an investment of ₹360 crore. With this, the overall capacity of the BCW unit would increase to 4 million tonnes per annum.
According to Ujjwal Batria, COO, Dalmia Cement (Bharat), post the Covid-induced slowdown, cement demand is expected to improve with affordable housing, mega real estate and infrastructure projects picking up.
“Cement demand typically picks up during the fourth quarter of a fiscal and continues into the first quarter. Through the first quarter of this year the demand was low as April was a washout due to the lockdown; we expect demand to pick up moving forward,” Batria told newspersons announcing the expansion of its Bengal unit on Thursday.
The company’s total capacity currently stands at 29 million tonnes (mt) following the expansion of its Bengal plant.
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