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Nalco’s Odisha Aluminium Smelter Reaches Full Production For The First Time In Company History

Nalco’s Odisha Aluminium Smelter Reaches Full Production For The First Time In Company History

Indian state-owned aluminium smelter National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has, for the first time in its history, achieved full operation of its nameplate capacity of 960 pots at its aluminium smelting plant in Angul, Odisha. Nalco’s head Shri Sridhar Patra put the...

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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 […]

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 […]