Asian Metal News
Guangxi Huasheng, designed with alumina capacity of 4 mtpy, is a new alumina refinery under the Chalco Group, located at Fangchenggang Port, Guangxi. Phase I of the project, designed with 2 mtpy capacity, comprises two alumina production lines of 1 mtpy each, which began construction in October 2018. Backed by total investment of RMB 5.8 bln, the development is scheduled for completion by end-2019, trial operation in February 2020, with formal operation scheduled to begin in May 2020.
Guangxi Huasheng will mainly use Guinean bauxite for alumina refining and has set its sights on southwestern China as its sales target.
Mainstream alumina prices currently stand at RMB 2,510~2,560/t ex work in Guangxi, the same as the beginning of the week.