Dalmia Cement is in advanced stages of commissioning its new cement plant at Yadwad, Gokak as the company plans to lift capacity to 19Mta. The project involves setting up of a Cement Plant (4.0 MTPA), Clinker (2.6 MTPA) and Captive Power Plant (40 MW. The unit will manufacture 42% Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), 3% Pozzolana Portland Cement (PPC) and 55% Slag Cement (PSC) . The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 10427 million. Cement plant will be based on dry process and precalciner technology. Electrostatic precipitators (ESPs), bag house and bag filters will be provided to control gaseous and fugitive emissions from different sources. Total water requirement from Ghataprabha River.
The plant is set to be commissioned by March next year. The plant is predicted to generate over 1,000 jobs, the Belgaum plant will have a production capacity of 25 lakh tonnes per year. The group has invested `1,300 crore on this plant.