Aurubis’ Olen copper plant at half capacity to June; anodes diverted to market - sources

Aurubis’ copper refining facility in Belgium has to operate at 50% of its full capacity due to an earlier incident, diverting intermediate-product copper anodes to the spot market, Fastmarkets has learned.

Last November, a transport crane collapsed in the electrolysis section of Aurubis’ copper tankhouse in Olen, Belgium, which transforms anodes into cathodes of 99.995% copper content. The Olen plant produces 340,000 tonnes per year of copper cathodes.

The tankhouse shall resume full...


Julian Luk

March 12, 2020

14:03 GMT