ACC Kudithini cement plant inaugurated
ACC’s Kudithini Cement Works was inaugurated by Mr G Janardhan Reddy the Hon’ble Minister for Tourism and Infrastructure Development Government of Karnataka.
Located in Kudithini village which is 25 kilometres from the district headquarters town of Bellary, this new plant becomes the company’s sixteenth cement plant in its national network and the fourth in the state of Karnataka. This new generation fully automated cement grinding plant has an annual capacity to produce 1.2 million tonnes of Cement of superior quality.
The project involved an outlay of about Rs370 crore. Clinker is supplied by ACC’s modern cement plants at Wadi in Gulbarga district and despatched by rail and road. The Kudithini plant has its own railhead and siding with sophisticated unloading and handling facilities.
Kudithini is strategically located in central Karnataka allowing easy access by road and rail to all important markets and regions of Karnataka and the neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. In particular the fast developing region of Bellary can now enjoy fresh and prompt supply of cement from this modern plant.
ACC Kudithini will produce Portland Slag Cement (PSC) using slag from Bellary region which is now an important source of iron and steel. ACC PSC is environment-friendly cement that involves reduction in the emission of harmful greenhouse gases and thus has the ability to play a meaningful role in the global effort to mitigate climate change. Cement will be made available in specially designed 50-kg bags that are tamper-proof and seepage-proof.
ACC Kudithini can also supply cement in bulk tankers to large construction projects, concrete product makers and to ready mixed concrete and batching plants in the local region.