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Vedanta Resources Posted Record Aluminium Production Total Last Quarter

Vedanta Resources Posted Record Aluminium Production Total Last Quarter

London-based Indian metals and mining firm Vedanta Resources plc released production totals for the second quarter and first half of FY 2018 on Tuesday, posting record production totals across several segments including that of aluminium. The firm produced a company-record total of...

Balco to Ramp Up Bauxite Production at Chhattisgarh Mines

India’s Bharat Aluminium Company (Balco) said recently that it intends to increase bauxite ore production in an effort at meeting its raw material shortfalls. Currently Balco is harvesting two million metric tons per annum from its two allotted mines in Chhattisgarh. However this is not sufficient to meet the aluminium production boost at its Korba […]

Balco Withdraws Case Against Coal Ministry Over Rejected Bid

India’s Bharat Aluminium Company (Balco) withdrew a case against the Coal Ministry at the Delhi High Court last week. Balco initially filed against the ministry opposing its decision to reject its winning bid for a coal block in Chhattisgarh. Balco initially “won” the bid in March 2015. However, the ministry subsequently rejected the bid, saying […]

Balco Returns to Full Production After Two Years

Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO) is now running at full speed, according to remarks made by the firm’s CEO to an Indian newspaper. Balco is planning to reach a yearly output of almost six million metric tons of aluminium at its smelter in Chhattisgarh, central India. “All units – the smelter, power project, sheet rolling […]

Indian Government Considering Enacting Minimum Import Price on Aluminium

The Indian government is mulling placing a minimum import price upon aluminium in order to slow the surge of cheap aluminium flooding the country’s market. India’s Revenue Department in the Ministry of Finance is considering such action after executives from Vedanta, Nalco, Hindalco and Balco met with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley last week and pitched […]

Vedanta Reopens Second Stream at Lanjigarh Refinery

London-based Indian metals miner Vedanta Resources plc announced that it has restarted its second stream operations at the alumina refinery at Lanjigarh. The line was closed previously due to a lack of bauxite ore. The firm is ramping up operations after having secured bauxite mining rights in the area, and has begun ramping up production […]