Thursday, June 20, 2013

Gohari cement launches Sagarmatha Cement, claims to substitute imports

Ghorahi Cement Industry — the largest clinker manufacturing company in
the country with a production capacity of 1,200 metric tonnes (MT) per
day — has launched Sagarmatha Cement in the market today.
Ghorahi of Dang district-based company has been supplying high grade clinker to various cement grinding units for over a year, according to the chairman of the industry PL Sanghai.
It has installed state-of-the-art technology under the guidance of German cement manufacturer KHD Humbolt, according to the cement factory that has claimed that the new cement industry will help substitute the cement imports.
“The industry has manufactured Sagarmatha Cement through 'quarry
to lorry' method — the procedure from mining of limestone to processing it into clinker, and then further grinding it into high grade cement, and finally packing it,” director of the industry Aditya Sanghai said, adding that the new product is manufactured in a closed circuit grinding unit designed and supplied by LNVT Technologies of Thailand. “With a capacity to grind 750 MT of cement per day, the automated grinding unit is equipped with automatic rotary-packers which prevent leakages, and give precision packing of net 50 kg.”
The Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) Sagarmatha Cement is complying to NS
49-2041 and is world standard with the highest standard of OPC cement (53 Grade), as available elsewhere in the world.
The strength of the cement ranges from 55-60 MPa (mega Pascal). The
highest grade of OPC is usually 53 MPa. This quality has been decided
to substitute the high quality cement imported into the country from
India and China.
Currently, the country has been importing huge amount of cement due to increasing construction of hydropower, housing and infrastructure projects.
The country has imported Rs 7.29 billion worth cement from India, in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year, some 193.7 per cent more compared to the same period of the last fiscal year, when the country had imported Rs 2.70 billion worth cement.
"The industry is planning to substitute imports of cement and clinker worth Rs 10 billion annually," Sanghai added.
The country has been witnessing huge investment in cement industry recently as the more mega infrastructure projects including hydropower plants are on pipeline.

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