Afarak’s conversions to ferro-chrome improve cost control of raw materials

Afarak’s conversion of a second silico-manganese furnace at Mogale Alloys to produce ferro-chrome gives the company control over its raw materials costs while manganese ore price volatility continues, ceo Guy Konsbruck told Metal Bulletin.

All furnaces at Afarak’s South African ferro-alloys plant are producing ferro-chrome today, reflecting its strategy to become a fully integrated chrome producer, the Helsinki-headquartered group confirmed. Responding to improved chrome market conditions, the company converted Mogale’s first silico-manganese smelter to ferro-chrome production in December 2016 and the second this month. The furnaces consume ore from Mogale’s own chrome mines in South Africa, eradicating the need to source raw materials from the volatile manganese ore market. "There has...

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Janie Davies

April 21, 2017

13:39 GMT

London