SHANGHAI, Oct 28 (SMM) – Shandong, the biggest aluminium producing province in China, last week released notice for production curbs on heavy industries in the 2019/2020 winter season.
The plan, effective from November 15 to March 15, 2020, targets 11 sectors including iron & steel, coke, alumina, aluminium, carbon, copper smelting, ceramics, glass, and petrochemicals.
Industrial companies in the province will be classified into categories A, B and C based on their emission ratings. This will decide how much capacity those mills are required to cut.
For instance, Category-A mills, with advanced pollution control technology and low emission levels, will be exempted from production curbs, while Category-C producers should comply with a set of staggered production scheme based on relevant stipulations by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE).
Industrial producers that breach the requirement for cutback or fail to obtain consent for pollution discharge will face closure or the most stringent output control measures during the winter.