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Adani’s Copper Unit in Mundra Starts Functioning 

| Updated: March 28, 2024 13:05

With this venture, Adani Enterprises has entered the metal industry

Kutch Copper, a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises Limited (AEL), commissioned the first unit of its greenfield copper refinery project at Mundra on Thursday, dispatching the maiden batch of cathodes to customers.

This marks the Adani Portfolio’s debut in the metal industry. AEL is investing nearly $ 1.2 billion to set up a copper smelter with 0.5 MTPA capacity in the first phase. On completion of the second phase, that will add similar capacity, Kutch Copper, with 1 MTPA, will be the world’s largest single-location custom smelter. 

It will create 2,000 direct and 5,000 indirect employment opportunities while leveraging state-of-the-art technology and digitalisation. 

“With Kutch Copper commencing operations, the Adani portfolio of companies is not only entering the metals sector but also driving India’s leap towards a sustainable and ‘aatmanirbhar’ (self-reliant) future,” said Gautam Adani, chairman of the Adani Group.

“Our speed of execution in this ambitious, super-sized project underscores our commitment to take India to the forefront of the global copper sector. We believe the domestic copper industry will play a crucial role in achieving our nation’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2070 by strengthening our green infrastructure hand in hand with mature environmental stewardship. When commissioned, our modern smelter will set new benchmarks in copper production, with an enhanced thrust on innovative green technology,” Mr Adani added. 

Demand for copper

The demand for copper will be driven by renewable energy, electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, and the development of power transmission and distribution networks. Kutch Copper is working towards establishing Kutch Copper Tubes Limited as part of its forward integration strategy to add copper tubes to its portfolio. The tubes will cater to applications in air conditioning and refrigeration.

The technology used by Kutch Copper is engineered to have the lowest carbon footprint. One-third of the plant area has been designated as green belt space, and 15% of the capital has been allocated towards environmental protection. To minimise the ecological impact, the plant has implemented a zero-liquid discharge model and uses desalinated water for operations. It also recycles treated wastewater within processes to reduce waste.

The next generation of AEL’s strategic business investments are centered around the green hydrogen ecosystem, airport management, data center, roads, and primary industries like copper and petrochem – all of which have significant scope for value unlocking.

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