The next key trigger for growth in Basic Chemicals will come from their expansion in Chloromethane, Caustic Soda Plant and Hydrogen Peroxide. For which, In page 32 of the AR in Management discussion and analysis they have mentioned as below
"Last year, the Company initiated a landmark capex plan involving Rs. 6.4 bn of investments in Basic Chemicals. With the Company already operating at very high utilisation levels, this project is expected to be a major growth-driver going forward. The capex, which involves three projects, progressed as per plan during the year. The First Project of Chloromethane (CMS), with three coproducts i.e. Methylene Dichloride (MDC), Chloroform and Carbon Tetra Chloride (CTC), is expected to be commissioned by December’18.
This is to be followed by the Second Project related to expansion of Caustic Soda by 300 TPD, and Third Project,involving setting up of Hydrogen Peroxide plant of capacity 30,000 MTPA. Both of these projects are expected to be commissioned by June’19"
Again in Page 39 of the AR they have mentioned as below
“The Company’s planned capex of Rs. 6.4 bn involving 3 projects are in-line with its strategic intent of expanding the chemicals business. The First is the CMS project of 40,000 MTPA which will produce MDC, Chloroform and Carbon Tetra Chloride. This is expected to be commissioned by December’18 and add Rs. 1.2 bn of revenue post full year of operations.The Second Project involves 50% capacity expansion of the Company’s Caustic Soda plant to 2,71,600 MTPA and increase the Captive Power Plant capacity to 96MW from 60 MW now. The Third Project is to set up a Hydrogen Peroxide (50%) project of 30,000 MTPA capacity. Expansion of the Caustic Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide projects will involve Rs. 5 bn investments and are expected to be commissioned by June’19.”