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NALCO clocks all time high production of bauxite and alumina amidst corona crisis


• Company With precautions in place for COVID 19 pandemic, NALCO surpasses
100% capacity utilisations in its Mines & Refinery
• NALCO tides over coal crisis with 90% capacity utlilisation of Aluminium Smelter
Bhubaneswar, 01.04.2020: National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), the Navratna
CPSE, under Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India and country’s leading manufacturer and
exporter of alumina and aluminium has recorded an all-round success in bauxite and alumina
productions in the Fiscal 2019-20. It may be mentioned that with more than 100% capacity
utilization, NALCO’s Panchpatmali Mines has achieved bauxite production of 73.02 lakh
MT, which is highest ever since company’s inception. Bauxite transportation has gone up to
73.02 lakh MT, which is also highest ever so far. Company’s Alumina Refinery has produced
highest-ever 21.61 lakh MT of Alumina Hydrate and set a new record. Steam & Power Plant
(SPP) of Alumina Refinery has also achieved highest ever net power generation.
The Aluminium Smelter of NALCO has achieved more than 90% capacity utilization with
cast metal production of 4.18 lakh MT in spite of facing acute coal crisis in the monsoon
season and also the recent Coronavirus pandemic. Also noteworthy that the DC energy
consumption at company’s smelter plant was at the lowest in 2019-20.
Attributing, record performance to the teamwork and dedication of employees, Shri Sridhar
Patra, CMD, NALCO said that in the on-going sluggish metal market, we would be able to
tide over the downturn by continuing to keep our focus on bauxite mining and alumina
refining arm, coupled with several cost reduction measures.
Worth mentioning that despite COVID19 crisis, NALCO’s all units are operational with
reduced manpower and contributing to the national economy. The company is implementing
adequate social distancing and sanitization measures in its plants and residential areas to safeguard its employees and workers against corona virus exposure.

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