SMB: Dapilon-Santou Railway Operational in mid-June 2021

14/05/2021

Aladdiny News Guinea: Construction of SMB’s Dapilon-Santou railway is complete with a successful trial operation recently taking place. Backed and constructed by SMB, the 125 km Dapilon-Santou railway connects the Port of Dapilon and the Santou mine site. The heavy-haul railway will mainly transport bauxite from SMB’s Santou mine site…
New Inferred Resource Reserves 2020: 374 mln t Bx & 1.43 mln t of W

14/05/2021

Ministry of Natural Resources 11th May, 2021: China identified additional inferred resource reserves of several major minerals during 2020 according to “National Geological Exploration Achievements in 2020” published by MNR (Ministry of Natural Resources). Inferred resource reserves reported were: coal 11.96 bln t, iron ore 99 mln t, manganese ore…
Hongshun Recycling Technology Project Launched in Zouping, Shandong

13/05/2021

Asian Metal News 11th May 2021: Backed by total investment of RMB1.5 bln, the Hongshun Recycling Technology project has been jointly established by China Weiqiao Group and Germany Scholz Recycling GmbH in Zouping Economic and Technological Development Zone. The new project will be engaged in metals recycling, with a focus…
Aladdiny: Malaysian Lockdown has Limited Impact on China’s Bx Import Market

13/05/2021

Aladdiny News 12th May 2021: Malaysia announced a 20-day national lockdown starting from 12th May to 7th June 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Cross regional /national operations are not allowed for the exception of emergency situations. The measure is expected to interrupt the country’s import and export activities. It…
Indonesian PBK: 2 mln t of Bx Production Target for 2021

12/05/2021

Cnal News Indonesian PBK, a major bauxite miner in Indonesia, started mining in late April 2021, and has produced 40 kt of bauxite as of today. According to an internal source, the company is able to produce 200 kt of bauxite (Al2O3 47-50%, SiO2 4% max grade) per month, and…
Jiaokou Feimei Al Restarts Two Aa Lines

12/05/2021

Asian Meatal News Xinfa Jiaokou Feimei Aluminium, designed with 2.8 mtpy alumina capacity, has four production lines. The company has been under suspension since mid-2019, due to issues with red mud treatment and bauxite supply shortages. According to an internal source, the company restarted two previously idled lines in early…
Guangxi Longzhou Xinxiang Eco Al Project Expected Online in May

12/05/2021

Asian Metal News Guangxi Longzhou Xinxiang Ecological Aluminium Co. Ltd, is a new alumina project in Longzhou Guangxi, designed with 1 mtpy capacity. Jointly backed by Jinjiang Group and Shenhuo Group, the project will chiefly use local bauxite for alumina refining. According to an internal source, the 1 mtpy project…
Guangxi Xinfa: Operational Status of Aa and Al Projects

12/05/2021

Aladdiny News Guangxi Xinfa, designed with 3 mtpy alumina capacity, has 2.7 mtpy in operation, a rate of 90%. The company has a total of 320 ktpy primary aluminium smelting capacity, 300 ktpy of which is operational at present, at a rate of 93.8%. Guangxi Xinfa chiefly produces liquid aluminium.
Hengkang Al: 10 kt of Al Ingot Expected in June

11/05/2021

Asian Metal News Hengkang Aluminium’s smelter, designed with 240 ktpy primary aluminium capacity in Shaan County, Henan, started powering up its electrolytic cells on 2nd May 2021 and intends to produce more than 10 kt of aluminium ingot in June. According to an internal source, the company has 220 sets…
Xinfa Chemicals Expects 200 kt of Aa in May 2021

11/05/2021

Asian Metal News Xinfa Chemicals, Xinfa’s alumina refinery in Xiaoyi Shanxi, designed with 3.6 mtpy capacity across three lines, restarted the final alumina production line in early May and anticipates 200 kt of production in the month. According to an internal source, the company produced 180 kt if alumina in…

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