YDD Corp to start shipping ferro-silicon to North America from June

Kazakh company YDD Corp is targeting sales of ferro-silicon into North America this year, with the first shipments planned for next month, according to its output distributor on the project, Swiss trading house Helvetia Resources.

YDD started cold commissioning three furnaces at its new Karaganda ferro-silicon operation in Kazakhstan at the end of 2018, with the aim of exporting ferro-silicon to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (Mena).
"After the successful introduction of ferro-silicon, produced by YDD, in Europe and Mena, Helvetia Resources...has obtained distributorship of ferro-silicon produced by YDD Corporation for the North American market," Helvetia Resources chief executive officer Yuri Rioneli said in an emailed statement to Fastmarkets.

"Moreover, we intend to export 5,000-8,000 tonnes of ferro-silicon this year to North America, while the first lots will be...


Declan Conway

May 05, 2020

14:21 GMT