Asian Metal News
Xinhengfeng primary aluminium smelter, a subordinate of Dongfang East Hope, was designed with 500 ktpy of aluminium capacity comprising 260 sets of 600 kA cells. The company has been operating its Phase I – (250 ktpy) since the beginning of 2019, producing 180 kt of alumina during the first three quarters of 2019. The company started its Phase II project (250 ktpy) in late September, and will gradually ramp up to full operation by end-November.
The company formally came online in September 2018 and produced 80 kt of aluminum in that year. It is set to produce 300 kt of aluminum in 2019 with alumina supplied from a Shanxi refinery under the same East Hope Group.
Primary aluminium ingot prices stood at RMB 13,910~14,010/t in Shanghai warehouses this Thursday, up RMB 80/t from last Wednesday.