Continued partnership with UltraTech yields biggest order to date

KHD has secured a major new order from India’s largest cement company. The package of contracts comprises two complete pyro lines and eight grinding units for UltraTech Cement Limited, and continues a collaboration between the two companies that now goes back over 15 years.

An ongoing partnership

KHD has been a trusted supplier of large-capacity clinkerization and grinding units to UltraTech since 2006. We have now signed a new package of contracts to supply ten production processes, including two complete pyro lines at Kotputli in the northern state of Rajasthan, and at Maihar in Madhya Pradesh in central India, and eight new Comflex® grinding lines.

The package of contracts in detail:

  • 2 x 10,000 tpd clinker lines
  • 6 x 330 tph and 2 x 245 tph PPC grinding units with Comflex® semi-finish grinding circuits, with roller presses
  • 1 x 40 tph slag finish grinding unit, with roller press


An additional part of the contract package covers the award of two upgrade projects to install KHD roller presses at two existing PPC grinding units – a 365 tph unit UltraTech’s Arrakonam site and a 390 tph unit at Roorkee. This will bring the number of KHD roller presses operated by UltraTech to 38.


Contract scope includes design, engineering and supply of equipment for the new pyro lines and grinding units, as well as the upgrades, with limited auxiliary equipment.

Energy-efficient low-emission technologies

The equipment selected by UltraTech is designed to ensure low energy consumption and emissions, and so contribute cleaner, more cost-effective clinker production.

The two pyro lines feature the largest double string preheaters ever supplied by KHD, including low pressure-drop cyclones to maximize process efficiency. Low NOx Pyroclon® AF calciners will enable thermal substitution rates of up to 30 %, while ensuring NOx emissions are limited to less than of 600 mg/Nm3.

Meanwhile, the grinding units all feature Comflex® grinding circuits, which consume significantly less energy compared to competitor grinding systems available in the cement market.

The confidence UltraTech continues to place in KHD exemplifies our standing within the Indian cement market as the leading supplier of reliable, future-orientated pryo and grinding solutions. Over the last 15 years, we have supported UltraTech in its ambitions to become one of the world’s leading cement manufacturers – and we look forward to maintaining this successful partnership through future collaboration and growth.

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