S. African producers begin ferrochrome furnace restarts

Jun 17, 2013 | 01:42 PM | Janie Davies

Tags  South Africa producers, Eskom, BHP Billiton, Xstrata Glencore, aluminum, ferrochrome, Janie Davies

LONDON — South African ferrochrome producers are switching furnaces back on as state energy group Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. continues to seek ways to conserve power after the expiration of recent power buyback deals.

All of South Africa’s ferrochrome producers cut production in the first half of this year and sold the conserved electricity back to Eskom, but the deals expired June 1, coinciding with South Africa’s more expensive winter tariff period.....





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