We operate one of the largest custom copper smelters in India, and are also among the largest copper rod producers in the country. Our copper operations comprise among the most efficient custom copper smelters globally, with the lowest operating cost.
According to experts, the domestic demand for refined copper, currently at 6,70,000 tons, is set to grow exponentially, creating a huge market in the coming years. India is expected to be the sixth largest copper market by 2020, driven by key government initiatives such as developing smart cities, producing renewable energy and driving adoption of electric vehicles. Vedanta contributes to meeting this growing need by ensuring the availability of the right quality of copper to various industrial sectors. Currently, Vedanta serves over 800 small, medium and large enterprises in the downstream industry, including the country's electrical, defense, construction and automobile sector.
Sterlite Copper has the distinction of meeting 36% of the national demand. Our Indian facilities include a custom smelter, a refinery, a phosphoric acid plant, a sulphuric acid plant and a copper rod plant. In addition, we also operate a captive power plant in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, and a refinery and two copper rod plants operating in Silvassa, western India. In FY2018, we achieved a record 403,000 tonnes of copper cathode production through in-house technological upgrades and debottlenecking.
Our international copper operations include the Mt. Lyell copper mine in Tasmania, Australia. CMT remains under care and maintenance as we continue to evaluate various options for restart.
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Copper Mines of Tasmania
For more information about Copper visit: www.sterlitecopper.com | http://www.cmt.com.au