Sejal: two new float glass plants

Sejal Architectural Glass (SAGL), announced at the end of August 2009 that it is considering setting up two float glass units to meet the demand for float glass. The plants, will are expected to cost …

Sejal Architectural Glass (SAGL), announced at the end of August 2009 that it is considering setting up two float glass units to meet the demand for float glass. The plants, will are expected to cost about INR 1,500 crore, will be located at Jhagadiya, in the Bharuch district. India“s annual total float glass manufactured is about one million tonnes while demand has increased at a cumulative average growth rate (CAGR) of 15-20% in the last two to three years, according to Amrut Gada, chairman and managing director of SAGL. SAGL“s first float glass plant, which cost INR 588 crore, is also located in Jhagadiya, and has the capacity to produce 550 tonnes per day of float glass, which will be processed at Silvassa. SAGL has an agreement with Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPL) for natural gas and with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam for power. Sejal Glass has also set up a 7 MW gas-based power unit for its power requirements at Jhagadiya.