Vedanta’s aluminium production rate at 1mtpa

VedantaVedanta Resources said its current aluminium production rate is 1 million tons per annum and that the company’s overall production guidance for the current financial year remains unchanged at 1.2 mtpa.

It also said the commissioning of pots at the first line of the 1.25 mtpa Jharsuguda-II Aluminium smelter was completed by end of July 2016.

The first line was impacted by a pot failure incident due to a power shut down in early August, post which 168 pots were taken out of production.The impacted pots are currently being repaired and relined, the company added.

The commissioning of the second line commenced in July 2016 with 65 pots commissioned till date, and this line will ramp up in the next 3-6 months.

Commissioning of pots at the third line of the smelter in September 2016 is well ahead of earlier schedule of Q4 FY2017, the company said.

On its power generation operations, it said that the third, 660MW unit of its Talwandi Sabo Power Plant in Punjab has been put to commercial production on 24th August 2016 and will be capitalized in September 2016.

Vedanta Limited, formerly SesaSterlite Limited is the Indian subsidiary of Vedanta Resources , a London-listed company.