Hindustan Copper

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Hindustan Copper Limited
Traded as BSE513599
Key people K D Diwan (Chairman and MD)
Website www.hindustancopper.com

Hindustan Copper Ltd. is a Government-owned corporation in the Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Mines (India), Government of India. HCL is the only vertically integrated copper producer in India engaged in a wide spectrum of activities ranging from Mining, Beneficiation, Smelting, Refining and Continuous Cast Rod manufacturer.

HCL shares are listed at Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, Chennai, Ahmedabad exchanges.[1]


Hindustan Copper Ltd. (HCL)[2] was incorporated on 9 November 1967 to take over the plants and Mining|mines at Khetri, Kolihan in Rajasthan and Rakha Copper Project in Jharkhand from National Mineral Development Corporation. The central office is located at Kolkata in West Bengal state in India

In 1972 Indian Copper Corporation Limited, Private Sector Company, located at Ghatsila, Jharkhand with Smelter and Refinery was Nationalized and made part of HCL. Hindustan Copper Limited developed Malanjkhand Copper Project in Madhya Pradesh, the largest hard rock Open pit mine in the country which was dedicated to the nation on 12 November 1982. Further in 1990 a Continuous Cast Wire Rod plant of South Wire Technology was commissioned at Taloja in Maharashtra.


HCL also produces gold, silver, nickel sulphate, selenium, tellurium and fertilizer as by products. It is the first Indian Copper Producer to be accredited with ISO 9002 certification for Continuous Cast Rod Manufacturer at its Taloja Plant and for manufacture of cathode at its refineries both at Indian Copper Complex, Ghatsila, Jharkhand and Khetri Copper Complex, Khetri, Rajasthan

Hindustan Copper Limited is engaged in mining and smelting of copper, having its production facilities and offices at various locations across the country. On 29 June 2012, CMD of the company said that construction of a smelting refinery at Vishakapatnam with an annual capacity of 600,000 tonne at a cost of Rs 20 billion is under consideration.[3]


Khetri Copper Complex (KCC)[edit]

Located in the state of Rajasthan, 180 km (110 mi) from Delhi

  • Capacity - 31,000 tpa copper cathode(the smelter and acid plant at KCC are under shutdown since late 2008 due to the slump in global commodity prices witnessed in 2008 and old machinery.Currently, only Concentrator for production of copper concentrate is working in addition to associated mines.)
  • By-products- sulphuric acid
  • Mines - Khetri and Kolihan (producing 9,500 mt metal in concentrate / annum)
  • Reserve
    • Khetri 34.56 million tonnes @ 1.13% cu
    • Kolihan 22.45 million tonnes @ 1.33% cu
    • Banwas 24.97 million tonnes @ 1.69% cu

Indian Copper Complex (ICC)[edit]

Located in the state of Jharkhand

Malanjkhand Copper Project (MCP)[edit]

Located in Madhya Pradesh 200 km (120 mi) from Jabalpur, 300 km (190 mi) from Raipur

  • Capacity open cast mine with a capacity of 2 million tonnes with matching concentrator
  • Mines - Malanjkhand Open-pit mining
  • Reserve 208.030 million tonnes @1.3% cu
  • Features of the open pit mine
    • length 2000 meter
    • Width 600 meter
    • Planned depth: 200 meter below average ground level

Taloja Copper Project (TCP)[edit]

Located in the state of Maharashtra, district-Raigad, 60 km (37 mi) from Mumbai

  • Capacity 60,000 tpa continuous cast copper rod (CCR) - hindcop rods[4]

Hindcop rods are manufactured with the highest quality of copper to meet the most exacting requirements of the wire drawing industry in electrical, mechanical and chemical properties. Stringent control is maintained to ensure that hindcop rods are totally free of impurities, as the whole manufacturing process takes place in one smooth, efficient, operation, closely monitored by a process control laboratory, fully equipped with the latest physio-chemical instrumentation.

  • Technology plant is based on the latest 'southwire technology'
  • Product range 8 mm, 11 mm, 12.5 mm, 16 mm and 19 mm cc rod
  • The plant is accredited with ISO 9002 certification for cc rod product.


  1. ^ [1] Hindustan Copper Ltd, BSE January 2012, Source Business Standard
  2. ^ [2] Hindustan Copper Limited Official Website
  3. ^ "Hindustan Copper Ltd mulls Rs 2,000-crore smelting refinery in Vizag". The Times of India. 30 June 2012. 
  4. ^ [3] Taloja Copper Project of Hindustan Copper Ltd. installed capacity of 60,000 tonnes.

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