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Explosion Shutters Xinjiang Xinfa Aluminium Plant

Metal News - Published on Thu, 22 Aug 2019

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Xinfa Group’s subsidiary Xinjiang Xinfa Aluminium has closed 500,000 tonnes of aluminium production operational lines at its plant in Xinjiang province in China due to an explosion on August 18. Xinfa is working to restart the production as soon as possible

The company has about 1.9 million tonnes of smelting capacity in Xinjiang.

The source, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the blast at the plant north of Ürümqi idled the entirety of its 500 thousand metric tons per annum of smelting capacity.

“The temperature in the pot room got too high and there was a small explosion, so we shut it down for safety reasons,” the source told Reuters. The source did not specify when exactly the explosion and shut-down occurred, but he said Xinfa is diligently working to bring the plant’s potlines back into operation.

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Posted By : Amom Remju on Thu, 22 Aug 2019
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