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Vedanta Plans Flat-Rolled Aluminium Plant For Eastern India

Vedanta Plans Flat-Rolled Aluminium Plant For Eastern India

A top official at Indian aluminium smelter Vedanta told local media this week that his firm plans to enhance its value-added portfolio with the construction of a INR2,500 crore aluminium flat rolled products plant. The Chief Executive Offiecer of Vedanta Aluminium and...

Vedanta To Open India’s First Primary Foundry Alloy For Aluminium Alloy Wheels

Indian aluminium smelter Vedanta Ltd. announced last week the launch of its Primary Foundry Alloy (PFA) which it will utilize to produce aluminium alloy for India’s automotive sector. Making the announcement at last week’s 59th Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) Annual Convention 2019, Vedanta’s dedicated 240 thousand metric ton per annum aluminium alloy foundry […]

Indonesia Weighing Expedited Ban On Bauxite Exports

Days after the government announced an unexpected ban on the export of nickel ore, Indonesian officials said earlier this week that it may move up a planned ban on exports of bauxite ore, alumina, and other raw minerals. At present the government will begin the ban on bauxite exports in early 2022. However, Indonesian regulators […]

Pahang Government To Administer Bauxite Licensing Under New SOP

According to the new rules governing bauxite mining in the state, those who wish to engage in the practice must approach the Pahang government to obtain legal permission. Such was the message delivered by Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr. Xavier Jayakumar on Saturday. Jayakumar reiterated to domestic media outlets that the newly-promulgated SOPs […]

Expected Tepid Response Delays Odisha’s Auction Of Bauxite Blocks

Despite residing above over half the country’s total known bauxite reserves, the Odisha government has yet to place a single block up for online auction to date. According to experts, state officials have thus far backed away from auctioning the blocks over concerns that the bauxite ore outcroppings will not draw the sort of significant […]