Vedanta Limited’s India aluminium and power business segment signed an agreement to implement GE’s smelter solutions at its plant in Jharshuguda, Odisha to increase operational efficiency and productivity.
The digital twin technology and advanced data analytics being deployed are expected to reduce specific power consumption at the smelter. One per cent reduction in specific power consumption based on digital smelter solutions can save about $4-5mn/yr at the smelter potlines for every 1mn mt of aluminium produced annually, according to Vedanta. This solution will also improve raw material utilisation, increase smelter pot life, operational efficiency, safety and reduce wastage.
Vedanta Limited produced 483,000mt aluminium in Q3 2020, down by 4pc from 502,000mt in the prior year. Of the total aluminium production, 139,000mt was produced at Jharsuguda-I and 203,000mt at Jharsuguda-II in Q3. For the full year 2019, Vedanta produced 1,959,000mt aluminium, up by 17pc from the prior year. Of the total aluminium production, 545,000mt was produced at Jharsuguda-I and 843,000mt at Jharsuguda-II in 2019.