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Visakapatnam - The Industrial Hub

Visakhapatnam also known as Vizag, has emerged into an industrial hub and has seen tremendous growth. The city's growth has mostly been due to its heavy industries (both state owned and private) such as:


  • HPCL Oil Refinery (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited)-Vishakha Refinery
  • Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant- Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL)
  • Hindustan Zinc Limited
  • Bharat Heavy Plate and Vessels Ltd (BHPV) !
  • Hindustan Shipyard Limited
  • Coramandel Fertilizers !
  • NTPC !
  • Rain Calcining Limited!
  • Essar Pelletization Plant (Recently a major expansion was done. The iron ore now used by this plant comes via a 267 km long pipeline from Bailadila, helping reduce transportation costs substantially).

Its traditional importance in ship building is confirmed by the fact that India's first ship, the "Jala Usha" was launched in Vizag.
Vizag is also one of India's main fishing ports, has a dedicated harbour for the fishing industry and handles a large percentage of India's seafood exports.
The Vizag Special Economic Zone plays a vital role in the industrial growth of the City.