Bhubaneswar, Feb 6 (LocalWire) Hindalco Industries Ltd., an aluminium and copper manufacturing company, recently exhibited indigenous aluminium bulker.
At the recently held INCAL-2019, a premium exhibition and conference on aluminium, Hindalco showcased the bulker, highlighting the benefits of aluminium vs steel in such applications, in terms of light weight, lower maintenance cost and longer life.
This bulker of 30 cubic meter is 2 tonnes lighter than an MS bulker and the benefits will be higher for larger size.
The payback period for the incremental investment of Rs 4 lakh is less than 1.5 years (Al bulker costs around Rs 8 lakh as compared to Rs 4 lakh for MS bulker for this capacity), after that the life cycle benefit translated into an extra earnings of over Rs 25 lakh for an investment of around Rs 8 lakh.
These earnings are in the form of higher tonnage due to lower dead weight, lower maintenance cost and enhanced life due to unique properties of aluminium high strength alloys used in fabrication, said Hindalco.
“The dry bulk carrier, used for carrying cement, fly ash, food grains, PTA powder, alumina etc. made from indigenous aluminium, demonstrate the benefits of aluminium and showcase the enormous potential,” said the company in a release.