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Sterlite Industries to expand copper smelter at Tuticorin


Sterlite Industries to expand copper smelter at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu with an investment of Rs. 16500 million. The project involves expanding  Copper Smelter [Copper anode (1200 to 1800 TPD), Copper Cathodes (875 to 1800 TPD), Continuous Copper Rod (410 to 1310 TPD)] and Phosphoric Acid  (800 to 1400 TPD The expansion details of the new unit are as follows.

S.N.

Products

Unit

Existing

production

 

Proposed  expansion

 

Total production

after expansion

I

Main Products :

 

1

Copper anode

TPD

1200

600

1800

2

Copper cathode

TPD

875

925

1800

3

Continuous Copper rod

TPD

410

900

1310

4

Phosphoric acid

TPD

800

600

1400

II

Intermediate Products :

 

5

Anode slime  (refinery)

TPD

1.75

1.0

2.75

6

Gold

TPD

-

0.080

0.080

7

Silver

TPD

-

0.400

0.400

8

Platinum

TPD

-

0.001

0.001

9

Palladium

TPD

-

0.010

0.010

10

Selenium

TPD

-

0.600

0.600

11

Bismuth bi sulphate

TPD

-

1.200

1.200

12

Copper telluride

TPD

-

0.300

0.300

13

Nickel sludge

TPD

-

15

15

14

Nickel

TPD

-

0.700

0.700

15

Molybdenum

TPD

-

3

3

16

Cobalt

TPD

-

2

2

III

By-Products :

 

17

Sulphuric acid

TPD

4200

2100

6300

18

Ferro sand

TPD

2400

1200

3600

19

Pig Iron

TPD

-

1500

1500

20

Gypsum

TPD

3200

2400

5600

21

Hydrofluro-silicic Acid

TPD

25

75

100

22

Aluminium fluoride

TPD

-

50

50

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