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Vedanta Limited is India’s largest and world’s second largest zinc-lead miner. With more than 50 years of operational experience, we give highest priority to safety of our people and conservation of scarce natural resources through technology and innovation. Our fully integrated zinc operations currently hold 78% market share in India’s primary zinc industry. We are among the Top 10 silver producers globally with an annual capacity of 21 moz (600 tonnes).

The demand for zinc in India is robust with 70% of it coming from galvanizing sector which is witnessing rising penetration of galvanized steel in domestic car models. The ongoing restructuring of the steel industry and adherence to upcoming IS277 coating standards bodes well for zinc consumption in India. Alloys & die cast alloys have increasingly been finding applications across sectors. Zinc demand in India will be a beneficiary of higher construction spending with projects under metro rail, Smart Cities Mission and Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (Clean India Mission) driving investments in urban infrastructure.

Vedanta Ltd owns 64.9% stake in Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL), while the Government of India retains a 29.54% stake; HZL is listed on the NSE and BSE in India.

Hindustan Zinc’s operations comprise five lead-zinc mines, one rock phospate mine, four hydrometallurgical zinc smelters, two lead smelters, one pyro metallurgical le

ad-zinc smelter as well as sulphuric acid and captive power plants in northwest India. It has facilities located in Rampura Agucha, Chanderiya, Dariba, Kayad and Zawar in the state of Rajasthan, along with zinc-lead processing and refining facilities and a silver refinery at Pantnagar in the state of Uttarakhand.

HZL has built a sustainable underground mining business capable of delivering superior business performance. The financial year 2018 marked the completion of operations at Rampura Agucha open cast. We are proud of the seamless and one of the most successful transitions globally from a predominantly open cast operation to a fully underground mining company.

HZL’s mining projects are progressing in line with the expectation of reaching 1.2 million tonnes per annum of mined metal capacity in FY2020. Further, it has undertaken Phase I of next phase of expansion which will take mined metal capacity from 1.2 million tonnes to 1.35 million tonnes per annum with matching smelting capacity over next three years. Phase I will be done concurrently with the ongoing mining expansion, which is now in its final stages and will take total annual ore production capacity from 17.7 million MT in FY 2020 to 20.4 million MT.

 

Vedanta Limited is India’s largest and world’s second largest zinc miner. Our fully integrated zinc operations currently hold 72% market share in India’s Zinc industry. We are also one of the largest silver producers globally with an annual capacity of 16moz.

There is huge end-demand for zinc in India, particularly since the galvanizing sector continues to deliver strong growth. The country’s investment in infrastructure is also driving end-demand for zinc, and this momentum is likely to continue for many years. 

Vedanta Ltd owns 64.9% stake in Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL), while the Government of India retains a 29.54% stake; HZL is listed on the NSE and BSE in India. 

HZL's operations comprise five lead-zinc smelter, one rock phospate mine, four hydrometallurgical zinc smelters, two lead smelters, one pyro metallurgical lead-zinc smelter, seven sulphuric acid plants and nice captive power plants in northwest India. HZL has facilities located in Chanderiya, Dariba and Zawar in the state of Rajasthan, along with Zinc processing and refining facilities in Haridwar. In addition, HZL has a silver refinery at Pantnagar.

HZL is in the midst of transition from open cast to underground mining. The announced expansion of Rampura Agucha open pit will extend open pit life, giving a sufficient cushion for underground transition. The ultimate open pit depth will go down by 50 metres to 420 metres, with preparatory work which was begun in Q4 2014-15. With the planned extension of the open cast mine, overall production from Rampura Aguchas is expected to remain on track. HZL is enhancing its ore production capacity in Sindesar Khurd by 50% from 2 mt to 3 mt. The shaft sinking project is ahead of schedule and production is planned to commence in the latter half of 2018.

For further information, please click on the below link:

www.hzlindia.com

 
  Lisheen Mine, Zinc International, County Tipperary, Ireland
  Rajpura Dariba Zinc Mine, Rampur Agucha, Zinc Mines, Chanderiya smelters, Debari Zinc Smelter, Zawar Mines, Sindesar Mines, HZL, Rajasthan, India.
  Black Mountain mine, Gamsberg project and Swartberg prospects, Zinc International, South Africa
  Skorpion Zinc Mine & Refinery, Zinc International, Rosh Pinah, Namibia
 

Where We Operate

Our Zinc operations comprise the mining and smelting assets of Hindustan Zinc Limited in India and Zinc International in Namibia, South Africa and Ireland.

 
 

Vedanta Limited is India's largest and the world's second largest zinc miner. Our international zinc operations comprise the Skorpion Zinc Mine and Refinery in Namibia, operated through THL Zinc Namibia Holdings (Proprietary) Limited (Skorpion), the Lisheen mine in Ireland operated through Vedanta Lisheen Holdings Limited (Lisheen, which has undergone closure in November 2015 after 17 years in operation) and Black Mountain Mining (Proprietary) Limited (BMM), whose assets include the Black Mountain mine and the Gamsberg mine project (at exploration stage) located in South Africa. The company has 100% interest in Skorpion, 74% interest in BMM and 100% interest in Lisheen.

As part of its vision for an integrated zinc business in Southern Africa, Vedanta previously announced the approval of a US$782 million investment over 3 years; the majority of the investment, approximately US$630 million, will go towards developing the open pit zinc mine, concentrator plant and associated infrastructure at Gamsberg. The balance will be used to convert the refinery at Skorpion Zinc in Rosh Pinah, Namibia, enabling it to refine zinc sulphide concentrates from the Gamsberg Mine into special, high grade zinc metal.

The total mined metal output for FY 2016-17 is 156 kt. Significant progress is expected in terms of mine development and ore production from the underground mine projects. 

For further information please click on the below link :

 
  Lisheen Mine, Zinc International, County Tipperary, Ireland
  Rajpura Dariba Zinc Mines, Rampur Agucha Zinc Mines, Chanderiya smelters, Debari Zinc Smelter, Zawar Mines, Sindesar Mines, HZL, Rajasthan, India.
  Skorpion Zinc Mine & Refinery, Zinc International, Rosh Pinah, Namibia
  Black Mountain mine, Gamsberg project and Swartberg prospects, Zinc International, South Africa
 

Where We Operate

Our Zinc operations comprise the mining and smelting assets of Hindustan Zinc Limited in India and Zinc International in Namibia, South Africa and Ireland.