By March next year, JSW Cement, the cement arm of the JSW Group and a new entrant in the industry, is looking at doubling its cement production capacity to 4,00,000 tonne per month. The company has a grinding facility at Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh with an installed capacity of 4.8 million tonne per annum (mtpa), of which, only 50 per cent of the capacity is being utilised.
RC Sodani, Director and Chief Executive Officer of JSW Cement told the media in Hyderabad that the company is producing only 2,00,000 tonne per month and expect to double production by utilising its full capacity at the Nandyal plant by March.
In addition to the Nandyal plant, JSW Cements has a 0.70 mtpa grinding facility at Vijayanagar in Bellary district of Karnataka, adjacent to its steel plant. It is planning to set up another 0.70 mtpa facility in Bellary at the steel complex with an investment of Rs 350 crore and a 4.3-mtpa facility at Gulbarga with a proposed investment of Rs 1,500 crore.