Start-up of the Indian smelters
Both Indian producers, Hindalco and Vedanta, finalized the start-up of their new smelters located in India
Fives successively commissioned the Firing and Control Systems on one furnace at the Mahan smelter and on two furnaces at the Aditya site. The Firing and Control Systems were also started up on the first furnace at Korba. A total of 8 fire groups were put into operation in India in 2014.
Following the production of the first anode in Mahan at the end of 2013, the Aditya Green Anode Plant was commissioned in March 2014. At the end of 2014, the first Gas Treatment Center at the Vedanta/Balco smelter was operating at 50% of its capacity, while the second GTC was completed.
These projects were implemented in collaboration with Fives India, the Engineering subsidiary of the Group in India.