Vedanta Aluminium Launches Advanced Wire Rods for Power & Transmission Industry

6th October 2023

 

  • The new range is engineered to deliver exceptional performance to the power and transmission sector, in addition to the automotive, infrastructure and electronics sectors

New Delhi; 6th October 2023: Vedanta Aluminium, the largest aluminium producer in India, has unveiled a new range of advanced wire rods, namely T4, AL59, and the 8xxx series, establishing a new paradigm of excellence in product offerings for the global power and transmission sector. The company launched the new products on the inaugural day of the ongoing Cable & Wire Fair 2023 (CWF2023) in New Delhi. Built to deliver exceptional performance, the new range is manufactured using state-of-the-art continuous casting technology. These products will also find key applications in automotive, building, infrastructure and electronics.

The T4 alloy rod offers customers the advantages of low-sag high strength, high drawability and enhanced durability. These properties make it perfect for usage within high-voltage transmission grids and also in manufacturing optical fibre composite overhead wires. In addition, the AL59 alloy rod offers a higher strength-to-weight ratio, superior power evacuation and a significantly higher current carrying capacity. These properties make it a must-have in the production of long-lasting cables and conductors. Further, the 8xxx series of wire rods offers exceptional anti-corrosion properties, making it of immense value to the construction, transportation and architectural sectors, which need a perfect balance of malleability and durability.

Additionally, Vedanta Aluminium also provides a diverse range of high-quality Electrical Conductor (EC)-grade wire rods in various sizes, including 7.6mm, 9.5mm, 12mm, and 15mm, as well as alloy wire rods and flip coils. They are produced using some of the world’s best technologies, sourced from industry-leaders such as Continuus-Properzi (Italy) and Southwire (USA). The company has one of the largest selections of top-quality aluminium products globally, including Restora (India’s first low-carbon, ‘green’ aluminium), billets, primary foundry alloy (PFA), slabs, ingots, rolled products, flip coils, and hot/liquid metal.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. John Slaven, CEO, Vedanta Aluminium said, “As a critical raw material for the electricals industry, aluminium plays a crucial role in enabling global access to reliable and clean energy, accelerating the transition to a sustainable future. At Vedanta Aluminium, we consistently elevate our offerings aligned with the evolving needs of the industry. Strengthening our ties further as reliable partners for the power and transmission industry, we are delighted to now offer the T4, AL59 and 8xxx series of Alloy Rods. Together, these products exemplify our dedication to collaborating with our customers to deliver customized, high-quality solutions for every need.”

Vedanta Aluminium’s diverse product portfolio is Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)-certified, a testament to its high quality. The company’s products have also been verified as environmentally sustainable by the globally recognized Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), after undergoing a rigorous Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), performing well on several parameters such as energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, and waste generation. Additionally, the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), has also certified the company’s plant at Jharsuguda, Odisha for showcasing high sustainability performance, a coveted indicator of sustainability worldwide.

Customer-centricity lies at the core of Vedanta Aluminium’s product design and innovation strategy. In addition to product development, the company collaborates closely with its customers, fostering smooth downstream processing and sharing technical expertise with industry leaders. Earlier this year, the company launched the 12mm wire rod which continues to garner an enthusiastic response from customers. With its engineering prowess, deep R&D capabilities, vibrant innovation cell, Centre of Quality Excellence and Customer Technical Service (CTS) function, the company is well-resourced to meet the emerging demands of its global customer base, which spans nearly 50+ countries at present.

Vedanta Aluminium is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium i.e., 2.29 million tonnes in FY23. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 2nd in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2022 world rankings for aluminium industry, a reflection of its sustainable development practices. With its world-class aluminium smelters, alumina refinery and power plants in India, the company fulfils its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow.

About Vedanta Limited:

Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is one of the world’s leading Oil & Gas and Metals company with significant operations in Oil & Gas, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Steel, and Aluminium & Power across India, South Africa and Namibia. For two decades, Vedanta has been contributing significantly to nation building. Governance and sustainable development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety, and environment. Vedanta has put in place a comprehensive framework to be the ESG leader in the natural resources sector. Vedanta is committed to reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050 or sooner and has pledged $5 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate the transition to net zero operations. Giving back is in the DNA of Vedanta, which is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company’s flagship social impact program, Nand Ghars, have been set up as model anganwadis focused on eradicating child malnutrition, providing education, healthcare, and empowering women with skill development. Under the aegis of the Anil Agarwal Foundation, the umbrella entity for Vedanta’s social initiatives, the Vedanta group has pledged Rs 5000 crore over the next five years on social impact programmes with a thrust on nutrition, women & child development, healthcare, animal welfare, and grass-root level sports. Vedanta and the group companies have been featured in Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and was conferred Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Awards 2020, Golden Peacock Award for excellence in Corporate Governance 2022 and certified as a Great Place to Work 2022. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.

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About Vedanta Aluminium Business:

Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium i.e., 2.29 million tonnes in FY23. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 1st in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment 2023 world rankings for the aluminium industry, a reflection of its leading sustainable development practices. With its world-class aluminium smelters, alumina refinery and power plants in India, the company fulfils its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow.

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