China: Alumina refinery temporarily closed on environmental grounds
An alumina refinery in China that is 33% owned by Chalco (aka the Aluminium Corporation of China) has been closed down temporarily on environmental grounds.
The refinery is located in Guangxi, South Western China and has been closed following an order from the Ministry of Environmental Protection last week.
As a result, the Guangxi Huayin Aluminium Company has shut down three of its five production lines.
The company has the capacity to produce 1.6Mt/yr of alumina.