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  • First integrated aluminium Industry
  • First to have captive power plant
  • First to venture into + 300 kA prebake pots
  • First to produce alloy rods for conductors used in power transmission industry
  • First to roll material for aerospace in the country

Bharat Aluminium Co Ltd (BALCO) was incorporated in 1965 as a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU). Since then, the company has been closely associated with the Indian aluminium industry, in a pivotal role. BALCO has a partially integrated operation with its own captive bauxite mines, refinery and smelters, producing primary aluminum and also has 810 megawatt (MW) captive power plants.

Major operations of BALCO are in the town of Korba (Chhattisgarh), whereas its mines supplying high grade bauxite are situated at Kawardha and Mainpat. BALCO is proposing to install a 325,000 tonnes per year (TPY) aluminium smelter within the existing premises of Korba Aluminium Complex. Required electric power for the proposed smelter will be taken from new captive power plant to be installed. Finishing lines are capable of producing high quality ingots, wire rods, billets, busbars and rolled products.



2013 Receives Gold in Indian Manufacturing Excellence Award from Frost & Sullivan and Economic Times of India
2012 Receives QA Lab accreditation by NABL for raw material in addition to FG and ISO 14064 certification for carbon foot printing
2009 Receives National Safety Award from DGFASLI and Safety Innovation Award from Institution of Engineers
2005 Receives Greentech Environmental Excellence Award from Greentech Foundation and first prizes in Use of Explosives, Injury Rate Performance and Transport of Mines categories in the Annual Safety Week celebrations under the Aegis of DGMs of Bilaspur region
India's current steel producing capacity of is ~140 mtpa and the figure is anticipated to rise to 300 mtpa by 2030-31.