Shri Keshav Cements and Infra Limited (SKCIL) is established in 1994 as Katwa Udyog Limited with the acquisition of sick Cement Plant of 20 Tons Per Day (tpd). Currently the company cement capacity of 0.30 million tons. The promoter management has over 100 years of cumulative experience in acquiring and turning around sick cement plants.
In 2018, the company established a captive 22 MWp Solar Plant at Koppal, in Karnataka to hedge power cost which worked out to be a successful strategy. Management further added another 15 MWp in Dec 2021 making it 37MWp solar capacity.
SKCIL management is now looking to expand the cement capacity to 1mt by improving efficiency in fuel and power consumption. Fuel efficiency is addressed by using the latest modern pre-Calciner and fifth generation Cooler. Alternative Fuels like Municipal waste, Rice husk and other environmentally rejected material are envisaged to be used. Power efficiency is achieved by using the latest Vertical Roller Mills. The entire plant will be operated from the centralized control room.
Capex is in progress and is expected to be commissioned in 2024. Post CAPEX, SKCIL will operate one of the most efficient plants in the country. With the current solar generation sufficient for new 1 million ton capacity, the power and fuel cost will play a significant role in improving shareholders wealth.