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Ambuja Cements to Power 60% of its Prodn With Green Power, To Invest Rs 6k cr

Ahmedabad, December 18, 2023: Ambuja Cements Limited, the cement and building material company of the Adani Group, has committed an investment of Rs. 6,000 crores in renewable power projects, targeting a capacity of 1,000 MW.

This investment includes a diverse portfolio of solar and wind power projects positioned across Gujarat and Rajasthan. According to a press release issued by the company, the lineup includes a 600 MW Solar Power project and 150 MW Wind Power project in Gujarat and a 250 MW Solar Power project in Rajasthan. This will be achieved by FY 2026 (200 MW by March’24) in addition to the existing 84 MW of Solar & Wind Power.   

With lower cost of generation from green power, the power cost will come down from Rs.6.46 per kWh to Rs.5.16 per kWh. A reduction of Rs. 1.30 per kWh (20%), which translates into Rs. 90 PMT of cement for targeted capacity of 140 MTPA by FY 2028. Green power will also assist in enabling an increased supply of green cement, making it possible for the user industry (infrastructure and housing) to go green.  

Ambuja Cements is also enhancing its Waste Heat Recovery Systems (WHRS) capacity from the current 103 MW to 397 MW over the period of 5 years (134 MW by March’24), which will further reduce the power cost.

Ambuja aims for its Green Power is to reach amongst its peers, reaching 60% for the planned capacity of 140 MTPA from the current 19%.    


Ajay Kapur, CEO, Cement Business, said, “This strategic investment reaffirms our steadfast commitment to sustainable practices. We are not just aiming for a substantial increase in green power capacity but setting the stage for a transformative shift in the cement industry. They align not only with our growth trajectory but also with the national objective of de-carbonization and greener future and this helps us become competitive and sustainable. The adjacencies within the Group will further catalyze benefit realization. With all requisite approvals in place, we are on an accelerated path to not just meet but exceed our committed ESG targets well before our initial timelines.”