UAIL Appoints Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions for Alumina Refinery Expansion Project
Mumbai, India: Utkal Alumina International Limited (UAIL) has appointed thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) to render engineering, procurement, construction management services for their proposed integrated alumina refinery expansion project at Rayagada in Odisha, India. The refinery is located near the company's captive mines and captive power plant .

The expansion project envisages increasing the refinery's total processing capacity by 0.5 MMTPA to 2.0 MMTPA from its existing 1.5 MMTPA. Bauxite, the raw material for the process, is being sourced from UAIL's mines in Odisha. The alumina from the complex is proposed to be used in Hindalco's aluminium smelters at various locations for the production of aluminium products. The project was won by the company in a global bidding process.

thyssenkrupp will provide Engineering, Technical Procurement Services, Planning, Project Management Services and Supervision Services pertaining to the alumina refinery The award of the project vindicates the company's emerging position as the engineering partner of choice in the metallurgical segment, having completed the 1.5 MMTPA refinery for UAIL in 2014. The company is also currently implementing other alumina refinery projects in India, in addition to key caustic Soda jobs for leading metallurgy companies setting up projects as part of their product integration plans.

UAIL is a fully owned company of Hindalco, which forms part of the Aditya Birla Group. Hindalco has extensive global operations in aluminium and copper. The company is a flagship organisation in the Aditya Birla Group, which is one of India's largest corporate houses.