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Vedanta updates on Jharsuguda incident

20 April 2017 14:03

Vedanta Resources has confirmed that the 500kt plant-1 smelter at Jharsuguda had a pot outage incident earlier this week.

The Company said 228 pots out of the total 608 pots were damaged and taken out of production.

Vedanta said:

"The impacted pots will require to be repaired over the next few months, and put back into production. Timelines will be announced in due course."

Talwandi Sabo Power Plant, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, added:

"A fire took place at the coal handling plant at the 1980 MW TSPL Power Plant in Punjab state earlier this week. This has resulted in a shut down of all three units of the power plant for around 60 days. The plant had achieved full ramp up during FY 2017, and had record availability of 85% in Q4 FY 2017.

"There were no injuries in either incident. The operational teams at the respective locations are working towards rectification, and safe and expeditious restart of the affected facilities."

At 2:02pm: (LON:VED) Vedanta Resources PLC share price was -26p at 689p

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