Iran smelter MoU
According to reports, National Aluminium Company (Nalco) and Iranian Mines & Mining Industries Development Renovation Organisation (IMIDRO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly explore the possibility of setting up an aluminium smelter in Iran.
The signing of the MoU coincides with the visit of prime minister Narendra Modi to Iran.
The smelter-cum-gas based power plant, is slated to be part of a joint venture aluminium company to be set up by Nalco in that country. It will utilise supply of alumina from Nalco's refinery in India. The MoU also envisages tolling arrangement with existing smelters in Iran for producing aluminium from alumina supplied by Nalco and also proposes to look into other businesses.