Bhubaneswar: National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco), the 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. 

With more than 100% capacity utilization, Nalco’s Panchpatmali Mines has achieved bauxite production of 73.02 lakh tonnes, which is highest ever since company’s inception. Bauxite transportation has gone up to 73.02 lakh tonnes, which is also highest ever so far. Company’s Alumina Refinery has produced highest-ever 21.61 lakh tonnes 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 tonnes in spite of facing acute coal crisis in the monsoon season and also the recent Coronavirus pandemic.

Nalco CMD Sridhar Patra said, “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.