Asian Metal News
Shanxi Chalco Huarun, designed with primary aluminium capacity of 500 ktpy, is running its phase II project (250 ktpy) at full capacity after starting the final 125 ktpy in mid-July.
The company has four production lines with 90 sets of 500 kA electrolytic cells on each line. The company produced 14 kt of primary aluminium in July and August output is expected at 20 kt.
Chalco Huarun came online in July 2018, with output of 40 kt for the year. Its 2019 output is expected at 170 kt and the company produced 74 kt of primary aluminium during the first seven months of 2019. Company sales are managed by the parent Chalco Group. Chalco Huarun holds no inventory at present.
Mainstream aluminium ingot transaction prices were RMB 14,290~14,390/t at Shanghai warehouses on Wednesday, up RMB 60/t on Tuesday.