Asian Metal News
Heung Kong Wanji, (Henan), designed with 1.4 mtpy alumina capacity began maintenance on one of its coal gas furnaces this week. As a direct result, coal gas supply shortages will reduce daily alumina output by 600 t to 2,400 t per day. The company produced 90 kt of alumina in March and it is expected that its April output will be lower.
Heung Kong Wanji produced 1.2 mln t of alumina in 2019 and its 2020 output is expected to be the same. It currently holds no stock.
Mainstream alumina prices currently stand at RMB2,180~2,230/t ex-works in Henan, down by RMB100/t from last week.