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Chalco Shutters Production At Shandong Huayu Aluminium Smelter

Chalco Shutters Production At Shandong Huayu Aluminium Smelter

Blaming the rising cost of electricity in the province, Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco) announced on Wednesday that it is ending aluminium production at its smelter in Shandong. Chalco said in a statement issued to the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges...

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Xinfa Escapes Seasonal Aluminium Production Cuts To Capacity In Shandong

A top aluminium smelter in the People’s Republic of China has escaped winter metal production cuts for 2018-2019, and will be mandated to drop alumina production by only a tenth for two months this season. Per documents published by the Liaocheng Economic and Information Technology Committee and acquired by Reuters, Shandong Xinfa Aluminium Group is […]

Quartet Of NE China Cities Announce Cancellation Of Alumina Projects

Only days after the announcement by one northeastern Chinese city’s announcement that it would not go forward with what was planned to be the biggest alumina refinery on Earth, four more cities in the province announced that their own plans for alumina operations met their end on the chopping block as well. On Monday, wire […]

China To Repeat Winter Aluminium Output Cuts In November

The People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said yesterday that the winter output cuts it mandated last winter would happen again this year. Saying that the action is pursuant to Beijing’s wider objectives on air quality improvement, the MIIT declared that cuts of 30 percent for the alumina and aluminium sector […]

Is Rio Tinto Changing Its Aluminium Strategy – Again?

After agreeing last December to sell the Dunkerque smelter in France  many have seen the move as Rio Tinto’s desire to continue to divest its non-core parts of the aluminium segment – much like BHP Billiton did – such as Pacific Aluminium division’s assets in Australia and New Zeeland, and the ISAL smelter in Iceland. […]