MUMBAI, Nov. 10, 2017 — Vedanta Limited is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors have approved brownfield growth projects in the Cairn Oil & Gas Business and an expansion project in the Copper business.
Cairn Oil & Gas business:
The Oil & Gas business has commenced its next phase of growth, which will result in an additional production of c.100kboepd. We expect to eventually ramp up to c. 275 – 300kboepd by FY 2020.
Enhanced Oil Recovery: Replicating the success of Mangala Polymer EOR in Bhagyam and Aishwariya
Tight Oil & Gas: Deploying latest fracking technologies to recover Oil & Gas from tighter reservoir formations through execution of Raageshwari Deep Gas (RDG) and Aishwariya Barmer Hill (ABH)
Other Projects: Infill wells around existing producers in Mangala and Cambay to accelerate near term production; Increasing liquid handling capacity at Mangala Processing Terminal by over 30% to handle incremental volumes
The total capex for these projects is c. $850 million.
The Board has also approved expansion of its copper smelter at Tuticorin to double its capacity from 400kt p.a. to 800kt p.a., with a capex of $717 million of which $141 million has already spent. Completion of this project will place Tuticorin as one of the world's largest single-location copper smelting complexes. The project is expected to have an execution timeline of 24 months, with plant commissioning & stabilization in FY 2020.
About Vedanta Limited
Vedanta Limited is a diversified natural resources company, whose business primarily involves producing oil & gas, zinc – lead – silver, copper, iron ore, aluminium and commercial power. The company has a presence across India, South Africa, Namibia, Australia and Ireland.
Vedanta Limited is the Indian subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc, a London-listed company. Governance and Sustainable Development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety and environment and on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company is conferred with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) 'Sustainable Plus Platinum label', ranking among the top 10 most sustainable companies in India. To access the Vedanta Sustainable Development Report 2016, please visit http://sustainabledevelopment.vedantaresources.com/content/dam/vedanta/corporate/documents/Otherdocuments/SDreport2015-16/Vedanta%20SDR%20FY%2015-16.pdf
Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
For more information please visit www.vedantalimited.com
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