National Aluminium Increases Alumina Capacity to Boost Exports
Capacity at the Damajodi refinery in the eastern state of Orissa was expanded to 2,1 Mt from 1,58 Mt. National Aluminium, based in the eastern city of Bhubaneswar, exported 702 554 t of alumina in the year ended March 31. Shipments fell in the last two years as the company used more alumina to feed a 40 % increase in smelter capacity. Bauxite is turned into alumina that in turn is refined into aluminum (07/2011).