By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, April 3, 2019: National Aluminium Company (Nalco) in the FY 2019 emerged as being the most competitive bauxite and alumina producer.

Nalco had recorded more than 100 per cent capacity utilization at its captive Panchpatmalli bauxite mines, producing 74.1 lakh tons, the best since its inception. Bauxite dispatch at 72.3 lakh MT was also the highest since the company kicked off operations.

Nalco’s alumina hydrate production touched a new high of 21.53 lakh MT and set a new record. Steam & Power Plant (SPP) of Alumina Refinery achieved highest ever net power generation.

Besides, Metal or aluminium production scaled an eight year high of 4.4 lakh ton. Nalco’s Angul smelter recorded its best ever output of wire rods, billets, green anode, rodded anode and T-ingots. Nalco’s smelting facility also achieved a specific electrical energy consumption of 13,370 units per tonne of aluminium in FY2019.

The energy efficiency played a significant role in cutting input costs and saving Rs 54 crore for the company. The captive power plant (CPP) owned by Nalco also slashed the specific consumption of coal from 0.881 kg/Kwh to 0.792/Kwh, resulting in further savings worth Rs 52 crore.

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