Incorporated as a public limited company, Goa Carbons commenced production of calcined petroleum coke (CPC) in Jul.'95. In the first phase, a pig iron plant was installed at an estimated cost of Rs 72 cr. The second phase envisages setting up a Rs 250-cr plant for foundry-grade pig iron, and alloy and special steel billets. Company was awarded by CHEMEXCIL the certificate of merit. During 1996-97, the cost of pig iron project was increased from Rs 72 cr to 100 cr due to additional cost of Rs 10 cr for water supply scheme which is not envisaged earlier. The company transfered the project to Aparant Iron and Steel Pvt. Ltd. In 1999-2000, the company has acquired 100% equity shares of Vishwalakshmi Petro Products Ltd., (VPPL), a calcined petroleum coke manufacturing company, which has become a Subsidiary of Goa Carbon Ltd. VPPL was amalgamted with the company which was approved by Bombay High Court with effect from the Appionted Date of 1st January,2002. By acquiring 83.47% equity share capital of Paradeep Carbons Limited(a Subsidiary Company) a Calcined Petroleum Coke, the company can met the demand of CPC.The annual production capacity of Paradeep Carbons Limited is 1,25,000 MT and the plant is located at Jagatsinghpur (Orissa).