Jinchuan furnace outage will cut copper, nickel output for 3-4 months

Jinchuan’s declaration of force majeure is likely to see the smelter reduce copper output by 100,000 tonnes and nickel output by 30,000 tonnes, according to a source doing business with the company.

The equipment failure happened in the furnace at Jinchuan’s Gansu smelter, according to a second source, with knowledge of the situation.

The Gansu smelter has a fully-operational copper capacity...

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Metal NM

March 19, 2014

09:31 GMT

Shanghai