NALCO to relocate its aluminium plant to Sundergarh

NALCO has decided to relocate its proposed Rs 16,000-crore aluminium cum power complex at Sundergarh, due to environmental issues faced by it at the initial selected site in Jharsuguda district of Orissa.

NALCO is likely to submit a proposal on new location of the project to the Orissa Government shortly.

Though the company proposed to build a 0.5 million tpa aluminium smelter and a 1,260 MW captive power plant, the final project size will depend on the amount of water allotted to it. The project will require about 1,200 acre.