The state government also signed three MoUs for generating green energy while big-ticket company heads held discussions with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy at the World Economic Forum (WEF) summit in Davos.
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The planned expansion will increase pellet production capacity at Vizag by 35 per cent, from 8 MTPA to 11 MTPA.
This investment follows a recent announcement by ArcelorMittal, a parent company of AM/NS India, to develop a ‘round the clock’ renewable energy project with 975 MW of nominal capacity, also in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
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The company intends to complete the expansion project in 2023, subject to receiving Environmental Clearance.
"We welcome these significant investments by ArcelorMittal and AMNS India to Andhra Pradesh, which reinforce the state's leadership in attracting pioneering manufacturing and renewables projects that will not only support India's steel making growth ambitions but also assist the country's efforts to advance industrial decarbonisation," said CM Reddy.
The state government has signed an MoU with Aurobindo Reality Infrastructure Private Limited for generating 6,000 MW of green energy.
The second MoU was signed between the state and Greenko for generating 8,000 MW of green power.
The third MoU was signed with Ace Urban Developers for setting up a decarbonized manufacturing unit at Machilipatnam.
CM Reddy also met Bahrain Finance Minister Salman bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa and discussed exports and investments in the field of education.
Rajan Anandan, Managing Director of Sequoia Capital also met Reddy and held discussions on start-ups ecosystem development and starting operations in Andhra Pradesh.
The Chief Minister also met IBM CEO Aravind Krishna and discussed technology and skill development to transform Vizag into a technology hub.