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Nalco Plans 150-mW Wind Power Facility in Odisha

Nalco Plans 150-mW Wind Power Facility in Odisha

India’s state-owned aluminium firm National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) announced a plan late last week to build a 150-mW wind power farm in Odisha. The plant, which could cost in the neighborhood of US$140 million, is intended to support Nalco’s one-million-metric-ton capacity...

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Nalco Considering Sale of Alumina to Vedanta

India’s National Aluminium Company (Nalco) may finally be given the green light to sell alumina to private-sector rival Vedanta plc, as the Indian government has requested the state-owned firm to look into sales of the aluminium precursor to the London-based miner. Both Nalco and Vedanta operate refineries and smelters in the eastern state of Odisha, […]

Nalco Partners with NTPC Ltd on New 1 MTPA Aluminium Smelter in Odisha

India’s National Aluminium Company (Nalco) announced earlier this week that it plans to build a new greenfield smelter at Kamakhyanagar in the state of Odisha. The project, which is expected to cost ₹360 billion (US$5.3 billion), will be built in conjunction with NTPC Limited, a power company owned by the Indian government. Plans include building […]

India’s Nalco Pressured Against Value Addition: Mines Minister

The domestic market has been the biggest obstacle facing state-owned National Aluminium Co. Ltd (Nalco) in its effort to transition into greater value addition for its alumina, India’s Union Minister of Energy, Coal, Mines and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal told an audience on Friday. According to Goyal, the Central PSU exports most of […]

Indian Aluminium Producers Seek Relaxation of Duties on Caustic Soda

Several Indian aluminium manufacturers, including Vedanta Ltd, Hindalco Industries Ltd, and National Aluminium Co. Ltd (Nalco) have petitioned their government to exempt domestic alumina producers from the anti-dumping duties on caustic soda. Known formally as sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and informally in some regions as “lye,” caustic soda is an metallic base and alkali inorganic compound […]

Indian Aluminium Producers Forecast Double-Digit Demand Growth

India’s aluminium industry is on the rebound after a period of lower demand, according to domestic aluminium firms. Double-digit growth is on the horizon, they say, thanks to significant increases in automotive sales and industrial activity. Domestic aluminium producers also point to an increased public investment in infrastructure, reforms in the country’s power sector, and […]