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National Aluminium Company Limited

In this article we will discuss National Aluminium Company Limited

National Aluminium Company Limited

The National Aluminum Company Limited (NALCO) is the biggest integrated bauxite/
alumina/aluminium project in Asia which is based on extensive Bauxite Deposits in Orissa on East Coast of India. This company was incorporated in 7 January 1981, to exploit these deposits. The projects includes 24 lakh tonnes per year Bauxite Mine at Penchapatmali (Koraput), eight lakh tonnes per annual Alumina Plant at Damanjodi (Koraput), 2,18,000 tonnes per annual Aluminum Smeltre at Angul (Dhenkanal) and port facilities at Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) for export of Alumina and import of caustic soda. M/s. Aluminium Pechiney of France supplied technical know how and basic engineering package. Engineers India Limited has done detailed engineering, construction, supervision, procurement assistance and overall monitoring of the project. Trial production was started in 1987-88 was the first years of commercial production when over 60 per cent of the rated capacity was achieved and this increased to 87.66 per cent in 1989-90. NALCO entered export market of Alumina in January 1988 and aluminium metal in September 1988. Foreign exchange earnings through alumina and aluminium exports in
1989-90 were about Rs. 412 crores.

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