Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of J.K. Cement Works, Fujairah - The Foundation Stone being laid by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi - Crown Prince of Fujairah along with Shri Yadupati Singhania - MD & CEO, J.K. Cement Ltd. and Shri Raghavpat Singhania - Special Executive.
J.K. Cement Ltd. has added yet another feather to its cap with the announcement of its maiden overseas plant at Fujairah, UAE which has a capital outlay of US $ 150 million. The plant’s foundation stone laying ceremony was held on November 14th, 2011in the presence of His Highness H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi - Crown Prince of Fujairah. Also gracing the occasion were Shri Yadupati Singhania – MD & CEO, J.K. Cement Ltd., Shri Raghavpat Singhania – Special Executive, Mr. A.K. Saraogi – CFO & President (CA), Mr. N. Gowrishankar – Unit Head (J.K. Cement Works, Fujairah) and Mr. D. Ravisankar – President, J.K. Cement Works, Nimbahera.
Expected to commission production by end of 2013, the plant is being set up in technical collaboration with M/s. Taheiyo Engineering Corporation of Japan who are pioneers in the field and have the most modern quality control and environment friendly technology. The capacity of the Grey cum White cement plant is slated to be at 1,750 tonnes per day (tpd) for White Cement clinker and 2,800 tonnes per day (tpd) Grey cement clinker. With the commissioning of this plant, the Company would become one of the top 3 producers of White Cement in the World.
Mr. Yadupati Singhania, Managing Director & CEO - J.K. Cement Ltd. says, “We are extremely proud that with the foundation stone of the plant at Fujairah having being laid, J.K. Cement Ltd is set to spread its wings and explore opportunities beyond our country’s shores. The proposed plant at Fujairah will have a capacity of 0.6 million tonnes per annum for White Cement with a flexibility to change over its operation to produce upto 1 million tonnes per annum of Grey Cement. The plant shall have the flexibility to have 100% white cement, a mix both of white cement and grey cement or 100% grey cement, depending upon the market demand. Thus, the Company plans to cater to the demand in the region as well as to the neighbouring countries through this manufacturing facility. As has been a ritual with J.K. Cement Ltd., in this venture as well, we will continually strive to uphold the quality consciousness, customer experience and best ethical practices that J.K. Cement Ltd. is known for.”
The Company is all geared up to set up a Brown field cement plant at Mangrol. Located at a distance about 12 Kms. from J.K. Cement Works, Nimbahera, this unit will have a capacity of 5000 Tons per day.
Equipped with state of the art machinery and systems, the plant will be energy efficient and pollution controlled with outlet emission level < 50 mg /Nm3 - much less than the allowed limit of the Central Pollution Control Board.
A fully automatic Robo lab, appointed for quality improvement of raw mix and cement, will take samples automatically and will check and give correction for a better quality of the product.
The target date for the commissioning of this Mangrol plant is Sep-2014.
A 10 MW waste heat recoveryplant, will generate power by utilizing waste gases of kiln before emission of the hot gases in the atmosphere alongwith a coal based captive power plant having capacity of 25 MW.
The Company is putting up a split grinding unit of 1.5 mio tpa at Jharli, Dist., Jhajjar, Haryana with an investment of Rs 400 Crore. Modern machinery is being sourced from renowned cement machinery manufacturer M/s Thyssen Krupp. Commissioning of this plant is scheduled by June 2014. Construction of boundary wall has already started and civil work will be in full swing by mid of Dec. 2012
The plant will source its raw material from both internal and external sources such as fly ash from NTPC power plant and clinker for grinding from Nimbahera and Mangrol This site is very well connected by rail & road and the necessary infrastructure is available for operation of this plant.
From Jharli grinding unit, we will be able to cater to major markets like Delhi, Haryana & Punjab more effectively and logistically.