OCL India Ltd, the flagship associate company of Dalmia Cement Bharat Ltd today announced the commissioning of its cement manufacturing unit. Spread over an area of 154.43 acres, the plant has been set-up at an investment of 615 crore. This plant marks the initiation of the company’s investment cycle. OCL India already has two cement plants at Cuttack and Rajgangpur in Orissa with a combined production capacity of 5.35 MTPA.
The plant was inaugurated by Chief Minister, Govt. of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee. She was accompanied by dignitaries like Dr. Sukumar Hansda, Minister for Paschimanchal Unnayan Affairs; Smt. Sandhya Roy, Member of Parliament, Paschim Medinipur; Shri Mrigen Maity, MLA, Salboni; and Shri Sanjay Mitra , IAS, Chief Secretary, Govt.of West Bengal.
Representing OCL India’s management team Mr. Puneet Dalmia, Director; Mr. D. D. Atal, Whole Time Director; and senior officials from the company including Mr. Mahendra Singhi, Group CEO; Mr. Amandeep Gupta, Joint CEO; Mr. Indrajit Chatterjee, Deputy Executive Director, Sales & Marketing; Mr Joyram Mishra, Assistant Executive Director, Corporate Affairs; and M. K. Srivastava, Assistant Executive Director, Bengal Cement Works, were also present during the inauguration programme today. As part of Corporate Social Responsibility programme of the group, peripheral community development works in terms of roads, bridges, health, and education facilities will be undertaken.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Puneet Dalmia, Director, OCL India Ltd said, “Bengal’s economy has impressively withstood the continuing slowdown in economic growth in previous years and currently is on a high growth trajectory. We plan to scale up our presence in the Bengal market by completing the first phase of investment in the plant. Our high-capacity plant located strategically will ensure timely and faster delivery of cement across the state, a significant emerging market for infrastructure development and thereby the cement industry.”
The plant implementing state-of-the-art technology, efficient quality control systems consisting of ARL QUANT’X Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometer, Systronics Double beam UV Visible Spectrophotometer with graphic LCD, AIMIL Mu Compression Testing Machine with automatic pace rate controller to name a few. The components like fly-ash, clinker, gypsum, and slag are inter-grind to manufacture Portland Slag Cement (PSC) &Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC).