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Indian Government Plans Second Aluminium Plant At Angul

Indian Government Plans Second Aluminium Plant At Angul

India’s government said last week that plans are in the works for a 300-acre aluminium business park in Angul alongside another 223-acre tract approved for a new aluminium park at the site. The Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) said that the...

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India Steel Minister Pushes For Quick Completion Of Angul Aluminium Park

India’s steel minister Dharmedra Pradhan went on record Saturday in full support of a speedy completion to Angul Aluminium Park after a meeting between the project’s partners National Aluminium Company (NALCO) and the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation. Also present was chairman-cum-managing director of Nalco Sridhar Patra, and IDCO CMD Sanjay Singh, among others. “The […]

Indian Government Approves Hindalco Plan For Second Alumina Refinery In Odisha

Indian aluminium smelter Hindalco obtained permission from the national government earlier this week for its planned greenfield alumina refinery in the western state of Odisha. According to reports, the High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) gave its blessing to Hindalco’s plan, which is an ₹8,000-crore (US$1.1 billion) project to be built with a nameplate capacity of […]

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 Power Ajay Kapur said that the move will be part of a larger […]

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 […]