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Hindalco Secures Approval for Alumina Refining Unit

Metal News - Published on Mon, 13 Jan 2020

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Odisha’s High Level Clearance Authority has approved a new greenfield alumina refinery unit of Hindalco Industries. It is estimated to cost INR 8,000 crore and is proposed to come up at Kansariguda near Rayagada in Odisha. With an envisaged nameplate capacity of two million tonnes per annum, the project is expected to spawn employment for 4,250 people. Hindalco will bank on the Odisha government on raw material for feeding the refinery. This project is scheduled to go on stream in four to five years. Bauxite from any of the leases of Odisha Mining Corporation is likely to feed the planned refinery of Hindalco.

The alumina refining unit is planned at the foothills of the Kodingamali bauxite lease, currently under OMC’s leasehold. Hindalco already has 1,500 acres for this refinery. Rest 600 acres needed for the project will be made available by the state authorities.

This will be Hindalco’s second alumina refining complex in Odisha after Utkal Alumina refining project, also in Rayagada district. The Utkal refinery is fed by the company’s captive Baphlimali bauxite mines, with enough reserves to cater to the refinery’s requirement for 25 years after its ramp-up. The mine contains very low amount of reactive silica.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 13 Jan 2020
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