MINING INDABA 2017: Afarak switches second silico-manganese furnace to ferro-chrome production at Mogale

Afarak has confirmed its decision to convert the second silico-manganese furnace at Mogale Alloys to a ferro-chrome furnace, due to volatile manganese ore prices over the past few months, company executives told Metal Bulletin on the sidelines of Mining Indaba in Cape Town on Monday February 6.

The Helsinki-headquartered miner said in September 2016 that it was switching one silico-manganese furnace at its South African alloys producing-unit into a ferro-chrome furnace. It also said at the time it was considering switching the second furnace. Manganese alloys producers struggled to cope with a sharp rise in manganese ore prices towards the end of 2016, which was triggered by...


Janie Davies

February 06, 2017

15:38 GMT

Cape Town