SHANGHAI Jinchuan Group
Ltd.s total annual nickel capacity will rise to 150,000
tonnes this year with the start-up of its extended smelting
line, according to an industry source.
Chinas largest nickel
producer has a current capacity of 130,000 tonnes per year.
The expanded smelting line can
produce 60,000 tonnes of refined nickel annually. It consists
of 576 electric tanks, 288 of which started operation before
Nov. 10. The rest will be in full production Dec. 14, the
source told AMM sister publication Metal
The line is expected to produce
8,000 tonnes of refined nickel by the end of 2012.
Jinchuan expects to produce 135,000 tonnes of refined nickel
this year, up from 130,000 tonnes in 2011, the source
A version of this article was first
published by AMM sister publication Metal