Vedanta considers alumina cuts, posts record copper production
Oct 09, 2012 | 04:27 PM
| Claire Hack
LONDON Vedanta Resources Plc is considering temporarily shutting down its Lanjigarh alumina refinery in India after alumina production dropped in the companys second fiscal quarter.
"With reduced availability of third-party bauxite, we are evaluating various options, including a temporary shutdown of refinery operations," Vedanta said Tuesday in its production results release for the period ended Sept. 30.
Alumina production at Lanjigarh came to 205,000 tonnes in the second fiscal quarter, the company said, with a first-half total of 423,000 tonnes. The volumes marked year-on-year falls of 10 percent and 6 percent, respectively, it said.
Meanwhile, the companys Indian aluminum smeltersJharsuguda I in Orissa and Korba II in Chattisgarhperformed well, operating above their rated capacities. ....
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