MUMBAI, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a breach in the Ash Pond dyke wall at Jharsuguda at the end of August, the State Pollution Control Board, Odisha ('SPCB') on September 13, 2017 served a direction resulting in a temporary closure of three units of 135 MW each of the 1215 MW power plant, and two units of 600 MW each of the 2400 MW power plant. The remaining units of the 1215 MW plant have been allowed to operate until 12 October 2017, and the remaining units of the 2400MW plant have been allowed to operate until 20 September 2017.
The SPCB has asked the Company for compliance of certain conditions with a concrete plan within 5 days. The Company is complying with the order of SPCB along with a request for revoking the said closure orders.
This action may require a temporary power purchase of upto 200 MW, and hence a marginal impact on cost of production of aluminium. The Company expects to be able to sustain the smelter capacity without affecting its production volume.
The Company is working towards the lifting of the SPCB closure orders at the earliest, to ensure that aluminium production is not affected.
About Vedanta Limited
Vedanta Limited is a diversified natural resources company, whose business primarily involves producing oil & gas, zinc - lead - silver, copper, iron ore, aluminium and commercial power. The company has a presence across India, South Africa, Namibia, Australia and Ireland.
Vedanta Limited is the Indian subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc, a London-listed company. Governance and Sustainable Development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety and environment and on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company is conferred with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) 'Sustainable Plus Platinum label', ranking among the top 10 most sustainable companies in India. To access the Vedanta Sustainable Development Report 2016, please visit http://sustainabledevelopment.vedantaresources.com/content/dam/vedanta/corporate/documents/Otherdocuments/SDreport2015-16/Vedanta%20SDR%20FY%2015-16.pdf
Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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