National Aluminium Company (NALCO) has posted 16.8% growth in Bauxite production up to February 2017 with a volume of 65.64 lakh tones (LT), the highest since its inception. Similarly, the Hydrate production at its refinery has also registered an increase of 6.8%. The hydrate production till February 2017 was 18.9 LT as against 17.7 LT for the same period in the previous year.
At its aluminium smelter, cast metal production grew by 3.79% and the aluminium metal sales grew by 2.68%. The company is planning to increase its cast metal production by 12% in the next fiscal.
NALCO has the largest integrated alumina-aluminium complex of Asia. Its integrated operations cover the entire aluminium production value chain from mining bauxite, refining alumina, smelting aluminium, captive power generation to a strong logistic network in terms of rail & port facilities, coal mining and handling plant to support its operations and to become one of the most cost-efficient aluminium companies across the globe.