ACC Chaibasa Modernisation and Expansion Project Inaugurated

The modernisation and expansion project of ACC's Chaibasa Cement Works was inaugurated by Arjun Munda, chief minister, Jharkhand, on Thursday, July 21, 2005.

The project comprises replacement of the earlier plant which was based on the old wet process technology with a new state-of-the-art clinkering unit of 1.2 MTPA together with a captive power plant of 15mw. Chaibasa Cement Works is located in West. Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. It is predominantly a tribal belt containing the Kolhan and Chhota Nagpur regions. This is the only industrial enterprise in this part of Jharkhand.

The new plant, says the company, is today the most modern cement plant in the country, using state-of-the-art technology, fully automated and equipped with the latest instrumentation and control systems. All these features ensure production of cement meeting the highest standards of quality assurance.

The new project also boasts Asia's largest tube conveyor of 2.5km for transportation of limestone from the mines to the factory.

With the successful commissioning of this project, ACC hopes to consolidate its presence in eastern India particularly in the states of Jharkhand and Bihar. It is complemented by a host of new customer focused initiatives aimed to satisfy the end-user, small customers and individual home-builders.