UltraTech is a major manufacturer of grey cement, ready mix concrete and white cement in India, the world's second largest producer of cement. Aumund's India division will supply an equipment package comprising 22 chain bucket elevators, 46 belt bucket elevators, six pan conveyors and 11 Samson material feeders for its 'Project Spring' expansion. The order is one of the largest to date for Aumund India.
The expansion project includes three integrated cement production units, each with capacities of up to 10,000 tonnes per day (tpd). For these kiln lines, Aumund India will supply the critical clinker cooler extraction conveyors, as well as the transfer conveyors to the clinker silos.
In addition to the clinker production lines in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, six cement grinding plants in various locations in India are part of the capacity expansion plans. Aumund India says the order includes raw material handling bucket elevators, critical kiln feed bucket elevators with heights up to 157m, and roller press recirculation bucket elevators with capacities up to 2,200 tonnes per hour (tph), as well as clinker and cement handling bucket elevators of various sizes.
At the end of 2020, UltraTech decided to increase its current consolidated production capacity of 116.8m tonnes per annum (tpa) by 12.8m tpa with a mix of brownfield and greenfield expansions in the eastern, central and northern parts of India. The company says the completion of these capacity additions will further reinforce its position as the third largest cement producer in the world outside China.