Asian Metal News
East Hope Sanmenxia, designed with 2.5 mtpy alumina capacity resumed operations on two alumina production lines in late February after a three-week suspension.
East Hope Sanmenxia has five alumina production lines, four of which are operational in normal circumstances. The company suspended two lines due to a shortfall of local bauxite at the beginning of February. According to an internal source, the company restarted the two lines and increased its operational rate to 75% after resuming operations at its captive bauxite mine in late February.
East Hope Sanmenxia produced 2 mln t of alumina in 2019 with its 2020 output target set at 2.4 mln t. The company produced 120 kt of alumina in February, the same amount as in January.
At present, mainstream alumina prices are standing at RMB2,580~2,630/t ex-works in Henan, up by RMB40/t from the beginning of the week.