In keeping with its objective to establish itself as a global player in the aluminium industry, Vedanta Aluminum Ltd. (VL) has invested heavily in expanding its existing refining and smelting capacities. The firm is a leading supplier of high quality metallurgical grade alumina and aluminium products to a wide spectrum of industries and intends to enhance its domestic and global footprints through a carefully coordinated expansion strategy.
VL has invested in a 0.5 mtpa aluminum smelter and 1215 MW captive power plant supported by highly modern infrastructure at Jharsuguda, Orissa. In addition to this, construction of 1.1 mtpa aluminium smelter expansion project at Jharsuguda is under process. The company intends to expand the fully integrated aluminium smelting capacity to around 2.6 mtpa in near future.
Jharsuguda is also the site of the 2400 MW Independent Power Plant being set up by group company Sterlite Energy Ltd to meet the growing demand for power from both urban and rural consumers.
VL operates a greenfield 1.0 mtpa alumina refinery plant and an associated 75 MW captive power plant at Lanjigarh, Orissa. At Lanjigarh, plans have been made to enhance capacity of the alumina refinery from 1 mtpa to 5 mtpa. In addition to this, total captive power generation capacity is also expected to be increased to 300 MW in near future.