Longer outage for Sterlite Copper’s Tuticorin smelter as court defers decision again

Sterlite Copper’s Tuticorin copper smelter in India is likely to remain closed under an enforced shutdown for at least a week longer after a court in the country set Friday May 17 as the day when opening arguments will be presented in its case to gain permission to restart operations.

Tuticorin is a refined copper smelter in the state of Tamil Nadu, with capacity for 400,000 tonnes per year. It was shut in late March after local residents protested against the company’s plans to double the capacity at the plant, alleging breaches of environmental regulations.

The prolonged shutdown of the unit, which is...

Published

Archie Hunter

May 10, 2018

13:15 GMT

Shanghai