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09. October 2007

Vedanta Resources to increase pig iron production

New Delhi: Vedanta Resources would increase pig iron production to 1 million tons in its plant recently acquired with the takeover of miner Sesa Goa and will seek expressions of interest from firms capable of supplying the equipment for the same.

"Vedanta Resources wants to increase pig iron production to 1 MT per year at the plant in India that it recently acquired with the takeover of iron ore miner Sesa Goa," Steel Business Briefing (SBB) reports.

Sesa Goa's subsidiary Sesa Industries currently operates two blast furnaces with a combined capacity of 290,000 tons per year, it said and pointed out that "Vedanta wants to increase this to 600,000 tons per year and add a third blast furnace to produce 400,000 tons of foundry grade pig iron."

Besides, a new sinter plant and coking battery are included in the expansion, SBB added.

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