The Binani Cement Plant in Pindwara, District Sirohi, Rajasthan is in close proximity to the customers in the State and also caters extensively to markets in Gujarat, Haryana and North Central Region. The nearest airport is at Udaipur, which is situated at a distance of 105 km from the plant.
The Company has two limestone mines in village Amli and Thandiberi located at a distance of 2 Km and 7Km respectively from the plant premises. These mines are leased to the Company by the Government of Rajasthan initially for a period of 20 years which is renewable after every 20 years. The total estimated reserves in both the mines till date is 175 million tonnes.
Sirohi Plant – successive stages of growth
The Binani Cement plant was set up in April 1997 with an initial production capacity of 1.65 MTPA cement.
Installed capacity of the Plant was increased to 4.85 MTPA through modifications and de-bottlenecking.
In order to achieve the Company’s objective of increasing its presence in North Indian Markets, it increased its clinker production capacity by 2.3 MTPA with the commissioning of one separate cement manufacturing facility (Line-2) at the existing sites in July 2007 along with a 44.6 MW (2 x 22.3 MW) captive power plant.
Clinker manufacturing capacity was further increased to 2.7 Million TPA in May 2010 through process improvement.
Major equipment and technology for cement plant was sourced from M/s FL Smidth, Denmark while those in the Thermal Plants were sourced from M/s Shin Nippon, Japan, M/s Cethar Vessels Ltd., M/s AEG Siemens and M/s Stork Cattle, Sweden.
Clinker Grinding Unit, Neem Ka Thana
Clinker Grinding Unit, Neem Ka Thana is located at village Bhagega, Tehsil Neem Ka Thana, District Sikar (Rajasthan). The plant lies in close proximity to the customers of Eastern Rajasthan and nearby states of Northern India. The facility is well connected by road and rail. The nearest railway station is Neem Ka Thana at about 7 Km. and the nearest airport is at Jaipur, which is about 130 km. from the plant.
The plant was set up with the technical support from M/s F.L. Smidth, Denmark. The unit commenced its commercial production in March, 2008 with an installed capacity of 1.40 million TPA cement grinding. The unit acquired stand alone third party certifications conforming to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 for its Quality, Environment and OHS management systems respectively from M/s Intertek Systems Certification, Ahmedabad in July 2009.
The unit has obtained separate Environment Clearance from the Ministry of Environment & Forests, New Delhi and all other Consents from the State Pollution Control Board for manufacturing 1.40 million tonnes of cement per annum. The environmental performance of the unit in terms of control on Air, Water and Land pollution is quite excellent and is being monitored by the MoEF and RSPCB.
Manufacturing Process -
Major plant & machinery consists of One Cement Mill (180 TPH capacity), One Electronic Packer (240 TPH capacity), Clinker, Fly Ash, Cement storage silos etc. The unit has its own railway siding, which was commissioned in mid 2009.
The unit is licensed to manufacture Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC 43 and 53 Grades) and Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC). Currently it is producing 100% PPC for which Clinker is supplied from the parent unit, i.e; Binani Cement Limited, Binanigram while Fly Ash is sourced from the Thermal Power plants located at NTPC, Dadri (Haryana), Suratgarh (Rajasthan), Bhatinda etc.
The unit, during the year 2009-10, produced 1.12 million tonnes of cement (PPC).