Balco to expand its aluminium smelter plant at Korba in Chhattisgarh with an investment of Rs. 81,000 million. The project also involves setting up a captive power plant with 300 MW capacity and expansion of smelter from 3.5 to 9.0 LTPA. It will use GP -320 (II) Potline Technology from GAMI-China employing 320 KA high amperage Pre Baked Anode Pot Technology for the aluminium smelter. The power plant will use pulverized fuel with sub-critical boilers.
Vedanta Aluminium to expand its aluminium smelter at Bhurkamunda / Brundamal in Jharsuguda district of Orissa with an investment of Rs. 180,000 million. The project involves expansion of Aluminium Smelter (2.5 to 16 LTPA) and Captive Power Plant (675 MW to 1,350 MW). Alumina will be sourced from own refinery but other sources will also be explored. Center worked Pre-baked Technology (CWPB) will be used for the Aluminium Smelter Plant to reduce emissions from the pot. Production process will involve conversion of Bauxite into Alumina to Aluminium ingots, rods, billets and slabs through electro smelting process. Pulverized coal-fired boiler with close circuit cooling tower for CPP will be used.