SHANGHAI, May 23 (SMM) – The first stage of a hydropower project to produce and process aluminium in Zhaotong, Yunnan province, is expected to be commissioned in June, SMM learned.
With an investment of 3.5 billion yuan and annual capacity of 350,000 mt of aluminium products including aluminium bars and flat ingots, the entire project is estimated to be commissioned in 2018. Over 5 billion kWh of power is forecast to be consumed every year. Annual revenues are likely to stand at 4.5 billion yuan.
Hydropower is more environmentally-friendly than fossil fuels as carbon emissions from hydropower is significantly lower.
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