Bhubaneswar: Vedanta Aluminium to restart its Lanjigarh refinery Monday. This was informed by the Vedanta Aluminium official.
A week after a temporary shutdown of its alumina refinery at Lanjigarh, Odisha, Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL), buoyed by bauxite supplies of 40,000 tonnes from Bharat Aluminum Company's (Balco) Kawardah mines in Chhattisgarh, is readying to restart the plant on Monday.
Balco has two captive bauxite mines in Chhattisgarh- Kawardah and Mainpat, with a combined production capacity of 1.9 million tonnes an annum. VAL needs 10,000 tonnes of bauxite each day to run the plant at full capacity.
It may be noted that with the shutdown of the refinery, VAL had also closed its CPP last Saturday, as there was no consumption of steam.
VAL expects bauxite supplies from Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC). GMDC likely to supply 90,000 tonnes of bauxite to VAL soon. The company is also in talks with private firms of Gujarat and Maharashtra engaged in bauxite exports.