“To date, there has been no halt to production or any fines,” a spokeswoman for the company told Metal Bulletin.
Industries in China, particularly in Shandong province, have been facing a central government crackdown on pollution. Beijing has been pushing heavy industries across the country to clean up and curb carbon emissions.
China Hongqiao Group, which has a 5.9 million tpy aluminium capacity, has been ordered by the local environment authority to cease production at several aluminium and alumina plants over the past five months.
The company has been asked to close down a combined total capacity of 3.61 million tpy of aluminium, according to various filings between May and September 2016 on Zouping County’s government website.
In September, the environment authority also asked the...