DCM Shriram to commission chlor-alkali plant by Q4 FY23
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DCM Shriram to commission chlor-alkali plant by Q4 FY23

The company will now start the implementation of Chlor-Alkali capacity expansion of 700 TPD along with 500 TPD flaker expansion Pravin Prashant

  • By Pravin Prashant | July 22, 2021

DCM Shriram Limited, an integrated business entity with extensive and growing presence across the entire agri value chain and Chloro-Vinyl industry, is planning to commission Chlor-Alkali Plant by Q4 FY23.

The company will now start the implementation of Chlor-Alkali capacity expansion of 700 TPD along with 500 TPD flaker expansion which is expected to be commissioned by Q4 FY23.

The plant is under implementation at an investment of around Rs. 2,100 crore at Bharuch Chemical Complex. The other projects include: 120 MW new coal based power plant expected to be commissioned by end of Q1 FY23; Epichlorohydrine (ECH) with a capacity of 51,000 TPA along with Glycerin purification facility; Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) at a capacity of 52,500 TPA; Expansion of Anhydrous Aluminum Chloride with a capacity of 32,850 TPA; and multipurpose product research & development center.

The Board has also approved an additional steam generation for commercial sale upto 90 TPH at Bharuch at an investment of Rs. 31 crore expected to be commissioned by end of Q1 FY23.

Replacement of 3 electrolysers with a capacity of around 160 TPD, with latest and efficient technology at Kota Chemicals unit at an investment of Rs. 44 crore has been approved and this is expected to be commissioned by Q4 FY22.

Commenting on new projects, Ajay Shriram, Chairman & Senior Managing Director and Vikram Shriram, Vice Chairman & Managing Director said, "We have now decided to initiate the expansion of 700 TPD Chlor-Alkali capacity along with 500 TPD flaker plant at the Bharuch complex that was put on hold because of uncertainties caused by COVID-19 pandemic. We are optimizing the configuration from our under construction 120 MW power plant at Bharuch to sell up to 90 TPH steam. We are also replacing three electrolysers at Kota Chemical unit which will be more efficient and are on the latest NCZ technology, to reduce power consumption and marginally increase capacity. All these steps will further strengthen our businesses."

DCM Shriram Limited has added innovative value-added businesses in these domains primarily Bioseed and Fenesta. Access to captive power at all key manufacturing units enables the businesses to optimise competitive edge.

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