AT A GLANCE: South32 Hillside, Mozal H1 2020 aluminium output strong despite load shedding

South32 has maintained its production guidance for its Hillside and Mozal aluminium smelters for its 2020 financial year, despite the first half being affected by South African power outages.

Aluminium 

At Hillside, aluminium saleable production increased by 1% to 362,000 tonnes in the first half of South32’s financial year ended December 31, 2019, attributed to the smelter continuing to test its maximum technical capacity.  This production result came despite the impact from South African state energy company Eskom's load shedding and the completion of a major workforce restructure in the June 2019 quarter.  At Mozal in Mozambique, saleable production decreased by...

Published

Alice Mason

January 16, 2020

10:25 GMT

London