SHANGHAI, Nov 27 (SMM) – Some 1 million mt of alumina capacity at Shandong Weiqiao were required to suspend during November 15 to March 15 next year, according to a detailed schedule for staggered production in 2018/2019 winter released by Binzhou of Shandong province on November 26.
Six production lines of primary aluminium at Shandong Weiqiao also faced suspension for the winter. Other production curbs include suspension of one alumina production line each at Shandong Qixing Group and Lubei Haisheng Biology. Four carbon plants, with capacity of 960,000 mt, should cut capacity by 10% during November 15 to March 15.
For some aluminium smelters, such as Huimin County Huihong New Materials and Beihai Huihong New Materials, suspension is planned on December 1-January 31 next year, according to the notice.