03 Oct 2012 3:22 PM from CapEx
Nidhi Bhati

Nestle India inaugurates its second unit at Samalkha, Haryana

JVL Agro Industries commissions oil refinery at Haldia, WB

14 projects worth Rs.19 billion were commissioned during the week ended 2 October 2012.

Nestle India Ltd completed expansion of its existing plant at Samalkha in Panipat district, Haryana. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Chief Minister, Haryana inaugurated the unit. The Rs.6 billion expansion project was announced in September 2010. The Samalkha plant which was established in 1993, manufactures instant noodles and milk based products for infants.

Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt Ltd - a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan based Daikin Industries Ltd has started commercial production of room air conditioners at its existing plant at Neemrana in Rajasthan. The company invested Rs.2.5 billion for the expansion. The new manufacturing line has an annual capacity of 5 lakh units. Before the expansion, Daikin was manufacturing chillers and variable refrigerant volume (VRV) units in the Neemrana plant and was importing room air conditioners from its manufacturing units in Thailand and Japan.

JVL Agro Industries Ltd commissioned its Rs.2.4 billion edible oil refinery near Haldia port in West Bengal. The plant has an overall refining capacity of 1,200 metric tonnes per day (MTPD) of edible oil. The oil refinery has a physical refining capacity of 800 MTPD of crude palm oil and soybean oil de-gumming and refining facility of 400 MTPD. The plant also comprises a fractionation plant of 750 MTPD, inter-esterification plant of 200 MTPD and a 3 mw captive power plant. Plant & machinery for the refinery was supplied by Alfa Laval (India).

Godrej Estate Developers Pvt Ltd has completed their commercial complex project christened, `Godrej Eternia' at Chandigarh. The Rs.2 billion complex is situated in the Industrial and Business Park-I, central to the tricity of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula. The project offers 44,593 square metre (sq mt) of office and retail space, and 18,580 sq mt of parking space spread over two wings of equal size. Each wing offers space ranging from 110 sq mt to 3,534 sq mt, as per the company's website.

Godrej Eternia was designed by USA based CSA Partners Ltd and Mumbai based Patel Batliwala and was constructed in joint venture with Zara Infrastructure Pvt Ltd. Larsen & Toubro was the construction contractor for the project.

Other projects which commissioned during the week are:

  • Suryalakshmi Cotton Mills Ltd commissioned a 25 mw captive power plant at its denim division near Ramtek in Nagpur, Maharashtra. The company invested Rs.1.3 billion to set up the power plant.

  • Base Corporation Ltd completed expansion of its battery manufacturing facility at Solan in Himachal Pradesh. After the expansion the manufacturing capacity has increased by 25,000 units to 75,000 units per month. The company incurred an expenditure of Rs.1.1 billion towards the expansion.

  • Madhya Pradesh State Electronics Devp Corpn Ltd has set up a Rs.1 billion IT/ITES special economic zone at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.

  • Undercarriage & Tractor Parts Pvt Ltd commissioned a Rs.1 billion bulldozers & heavy machinery manufacturing plant at Kolhapur in Maharashtra.

  • Madras Cements Ltd completed Rs.600 million expansion project at its cement grinding unit at Vazhappadi, in Salem, Tamil Nadu. The grinding capacity has been raised from 0.5 million tonnes to 1.29 million tonnes.

  • Lanco Industries Ltd has completed expansion of its coke oven plant at Rachagunneri in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. The capacity has been raised from 1,50,000 tonnes to 2,25,000 tonnes per annum. The investment in the expansion project was Rs.500 million.

  • Image Health Care Ltd has set up an oncology research centre at Ameerpet, Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh at a cost of Rs.250 million

  • Jain Housing & Constructions Ltd launched a residential project christened, `Glen Oak' at Tambaram in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

  • Essar Steel India Ltd commissioned its multi location hyper marts & express marts project

  • Acron Developers Pvt Ltd has completed `Vicente Greens' the residential project at Porvorim in North Goa.