Vedanta is an integrated producer of Aluminium in India with mines, smelters and associated captive and independent power plants. Its aluminium business operates in the states of Odisha and Chhattisgarh, where there are abundant bauxite and coal deposits.
Vedanta has two operational smelters at Korba, Chhattisgarh (BALCO) and Jharsuguda, Odisha, with a combined capacity of 0.745 mtpa and a 1 mtpa alumina refinery at Lanjigarh, Odisha.
BALCO’s operations include two bauxite mines, two power plants (of which one is used to produce power for captive consumption), and refining, smelting and fabrication facilities in Central India. A 1200 MW power plant is under construction. In FY 2014-15, production was stable at 245 kt Korba-I smelter. At the new 325 kt Korba-II smelter, 84 pots were commissioned during the year and produced 71,000 tonnes.
In the recent coal block auctions conducted by the Government, BALCO was successful in securing a coal mine which is ready for production; Chotia block has reserves of 15.5 mt and annual production capacity of 1 mtpa.
Company's aluminium operations also include a refinery and a 90 MW captive power plant at Lanjigarh and a smelter and a 1,215 MW captive power plant at Jharsuguda, both at Odisha in Eastern India.
At the Lanjigarh alumina refinery, FY 2015-16 production was robust and at record levels, allowing us to produce 971kt in FY2016. At 500 kt Jharsuguda smelter the production was stable. We have also commenced the start-up of the first pot line of 312.5kt since the FY15year end, with an additional 49 pots commisiioned by the end of April 2016.
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