Odisha

Vedanta Plans US$300 MM In Capital Expenditures In Current Fiscal Year

Vedanta Plans US$300 MM In Capital Expenditures In Current Fiscal Year

India’s premier aluminium smelter Vedanta Ltd. plans to spend US$300 million during the current fiscal year. This is according to comments made to domestic media by Vedanta Aluminium’s Chief Executive Officer Ajay Kapur last week. “Our most significant expansion will be at...

Events

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 […]

Vedanta Pushes Alumina Production Cost To Record Low In Previous Quarter

Indian metals miner Vedanta Ltd produced alumina at the lowest cost in two years during the prior quarter, with the cost per metric ton falling by 17 percent to US$284. In an investor presentation prepared on the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, Vedanta said better bauxite sourcing from the government via Odisha Mining Corporation […]

State Court Opens Door For Vedanta’s Participation In Nalco’s Alumina Sales

Relief may be on the way for Vedanta’s Jharsuguda unit after the state’s high court ordered National Aluminium Company (Nalco) to permit the firm to participate in a tender for surplus alumina. The suit in question is the latest effort in a campaign by Vedanta to gain access to Nalco’s alumina stream. The private firm […]

Hindalco Considering Move Into Lithium Production

Indian aluminium firm Hindalco Industries is mulling entering the lithium market in a bid to enhance its aluminium business. Such is the news from domestic media earlier this week. Hindalco’s managing director Satish Pai told the media that the move lacks only an opportunity before becoming a reality. “Lithium is the closest to our (aluminium) […]

Jharsuguda Locals Appeal To Chand To Open Alumina Bidding To Vedanta

In a bid to aid Vedanta Ltd. in its search for raw materials, a contingent of local citizens sent a letter last week to National Aluminium Company Limited’s (Nalco) Chairman and Managing Director Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand appealing to him to open the bidding for 30 thousand metric tons of metallurgical-grade alumina to the firm. […]