Chambishi's earlier-than-planned copper smelter maintenance likely to exacerbate blister shortage

Zambian blister copper producer Chambishi (CCS) has brought forward its 43-day maintanence plan after being hit by a furnace outage since early June, Fastmarkets understands.

With a 250,000 tonne-per-year copper capacity, the CCS plant is one of the biggest copper smelters in Zambia to supply blister copper to the export market. 

The subsidiary of China Nonferrous Mining Corp (CNMC) had originally scheduled the maintenance for September. a source told...


Julian Luk

June 11, 2020

14:07 GMT