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 of 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 nine 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 began 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.
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