Utkarsha Aluminium Dhatu Nigam Limited (UADNL), is a Joint Venture company of M/s National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), a Navratna CPSE under Ministry of Mines and M/s Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI), a Miniratna CPSE under the Ministry of Defence. This JV Company is incorporated on 21.08.2019 with an equal equity partnership of NALCO and MIDHANI for Setting up green field project of High End Aluminium Alloy Flat Rolled Products Production Plant with a concurrence of NITI Aayog.
NALCO is one of the largest integrated Bauxite-Alumina-Aluminium-Power Complex in the Country (www.nalcoindia.com). The company with core competency in bauxite mining, manufacture of alumina and pure aluminium was looking for forward integration through collaboration to enter into downstream sectors to manufacture and supply aluminium and aluminium alloy products for defence & strategic applications.
MIDHANI is one of the integrated facility for production and supply of alloys materials with expertise in super alloys, titanium & titanium alloys, special steels, etc., contributing to the self-reliance of critical materials for strategic & critical infrastructural applications. MIDHANI along with ISRO had earlier developed Aluminium-Lithium alloy for space applications. With inherent capabilities, MIHDANI was looking for collaboration for manufacture of aluminium alloy materials for strategic applications.
To capitalise on natural synergies, NALCO and MIDHANI have floated JV Company to realize in setting up the proposed plant for manufacture and supply of High End Aluminium Alloy materials to meet the strategic requirement of defence, aerospace and transport applications, etc. This JV Company can contribute to enhance self-reliance, reduce the import substitution and avoid global volatility in supply and price, which is in line with national vision of building ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.
UADNL will be first of its kind 60000 TPA capacity integrated facility in the country to produce High End Aluminium Alloys of 2xxx, 5xxx, 6xxx, 7xxx and 8xxx including Al-Li alloys in the form of Flat Rolled Products (FRP) viz., Plates, Sheets, Coils, etc., to meet the requirement of strategic and other critical sectors. This entire facility will be set up with latest advanced technological equipment for melting, rolling, thermal treatment and other auxiliary as well as world class R&D and testing facilities to achieve the agility and real-time upgradation in the aluminium alloy sector un in India. The project will be implanted phase by phase till 2024.
UADNL plant will be located at Industrial Park (IP) Bodduvaripalem, Koduvalur, SPSR Nellore District in Andhra Pradesh, India. This production facility has excellent Connectivity with road, rail, air & ports and is close to industrial hubs like SIRI city, Chennai and Bangalore.