Fire hits Rain Commodities' calcined coke storage dome at Gramercy, US

A fire broke out at Rain CII Carbon LLC's plant' calcined coke storage dome at Gramercy, USA, on Thursday. All visible flames of the fire that occurred have been extinguished and local fire officials are continuing to put water on the smoldering areas and there are no injuries, Rain Commodities informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in a filing.

The management is monitoring the situation and necessary precautions were being taken to protect the calciner facilities, terminals, employees and the surrounding communities, it added.

Rain CII Carbon LLC, USA (Rain CII), a step down subsidiary of Rain Commodities Ltd, is one of the leading producers of calcined petroleum coke (CPC). Rain CII has the capacity to produce more than 2.4 million tonnes of CPC annually, representing 10 per cent of the world's requirements for CPC. Rain CII has Seven plants in the US.

Rain Commodities Limited and its wholly owned subsidiaries, namely, Rain CII Carbon (India) Limited and Rain CII Carbon LLC, US are engaged in the production of cement, calcined petroleum coke and power. The company is the world's largest producer of CPC with a total capacity of 2.49 million tones per annum.

The company markets cement under the brand in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The total cement capacity of the company has recently been increased to 3.16 million tones per annum.