Gravita’s Mundra back in operation after cyclone

Gravita’s Mundra back in operation after cyclone

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July 13, 2023: Gravita India said on July 10 that its Mundra Port lead battery recycling plant in Gujurat is back in operation after work at the site was suspended last month when a cyclone hit the region.

The company said the estimated cost of damage caused as a result of cyclone Biparjoy was about Rs2.50 crore ($300,000) although losses would be covered by insurance.

Gravita announced in April that it had increased lead recycling capacity at Mundra by 40,500 tonnes per annum, which took the overall recycling capacity at the flagship facility to 60,000 tpa.

Around 19,500 tpa of the new capacity came from switching some recycling from the firm’s facility at Gandhidham, about 60km northeast.

The company said it had also started commercial production of red lead and plastic granules at Mundra, with a capacity of 4,800 tpa and 7,500 tpa respectively.

Gravita announced the start of the first phase of battery recycling operations at Mundra in December 2021.