Bharat Aluminium Company

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Bharat Aluminium Company (BALCO) is a major Indian aluminum company which operates an existing aluminum smelter with another under construction in Chhattisgarh, two bauxite mines and two coal-fired power stations.[1] [2] [3]

BALCO was a government-owned company until 2001 when 51% was sold to Sterlite Industries. The government of Indian retains a 49% stake in the project.[4]

Coal-fired power stations

BALCO operates two captive coal-fired power stations. These are a 270 megawatt (MW) power station at Jamnipali, Korba, Chhattisgarh. This plant sources its coal from the Gevra & Kusmunda mines of South Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (SECL), a subsidiary of Coal India. The second power station is a 540MW at the same location and also sourcing its coal from the Gevra & Kusmunda mines.[3]

Proposed new coal-fired power station

BALCO is proposing to build a new 325,000 tonne per annum aluminum smelter within the existing Korba Aluminium Complex. As a part of the expansion, BALCO is building a new 1,200 MW coal-fired power station.[5]

Contact details

Bharat Aluminium Company Limited
Aluminium Sadan
Core - 6, Scope Office Complex,
Lodi Road,
New Delhi - 110 003
Website: http://www.balcoindia.com/default.aspx

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References

  1. Bharat Aluminum Company, "Mining", Bharat Aluminum Company website, accessed February 2012.
  2. Bharat Aluminum Company, "Smelters", Bharat Aluminum Company website, accessed February 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bharat Aluminum Company, "Power", Bharat Aluminum Company website, accessed February 2012.
  4. "Profile", Bharat Aluminum Company website, accessed February 2012.
  5. Bharat Aluminum Company, "Projects", Bharat Aluminum Company website, accessed February 2012.