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MEI Online: Plant Operation News: Middle East & Asia: September 3rd 2003


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:: Chinese High-purity Aluminium Project

French aluminium producer Pechiney and Baotou Aluminium Co. (BAC) of China have reached an initial agreement to establish a high-purity aluminium production facility in the Inner Mongolian city of Baotou. The US$13 million joint venture will be 51% held by Pechiney and 49% by BAC.

Construction will begin later this year, and first production is scheduled for October 2004, at an initial rate of 5,000 t/y of 4N (99.99%- pure) aluminium. Such aluminium is mainly used in electronics. The new plant will use patented Pechiney technology.




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