India: My Home Industries plans to build a 1.5Mt/yr cement plant at a cost of US$225m in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. The plant is intended to take advantage of demand for cement generated by construction at the new state capital of Amaravati, according to comments by S Sambasiva Rao, executive director of My Home Industries, made to the Hans newspaper. Groundbreaking at the 1000 acre site is planned for late 2017 and the plant will take up to three years to build.
My Home Industries is a joint-venture between India’s My Home Group and Ireland’s CRH. It has production capacity of 8.4Mt/yr from plants in Nalgonda district in Telangana and Kurnool and Visakhapatnam districts in Andhra Pradesh. It is currently building a 1.2Mt/yr plant at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu.