Atlantic Copper delays copper concentrates intake after outage cuts smelting to 40% capacity

Atlantic Copper, Europe’s third largest copper smelter and refinery, has delayed intake of copper concentrates for up to two weeks, with primary smelting reduced to 40% capacity after an outage at its electric furnace, sources at the company told Fastmarkets.

The Atlantic Copper smelter, owned by US copper producer Freeport, is currently running at 40% capacity, leading to reduced intake of copper concentrates, the sources explained on September 3.
Cathode output is so far unaffected because the refinery is operating using anode stocks as throughput, they added.

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Perrine Faye

Julian Luk

September 04, 2019

12:43 GMT

London