Most zinc and aluminum smelters in Sichuan were sh

2022-08-11
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Most zinc and aluminum smelters in Sichuan were shut down due to the earthquake disaster

the Wenchuan earthquake disaster forced some zinc and aluminum smelters and mines in Sichuan to shut down in order to ensure the accuracy of the experimental results, and the interruption of power and transportation affected the supply of related products

lead, zinc and aluminum materials account for a large proportion of the output of nonferrous metals in Sichuan and Chongqing. In 2007, the output of zinc concentrate in Sichuan Province was 130000 ~ 140000 tons, which is the third largest lead ore production area in China, accounting for 10% - 15% of the total output of the country. According to the information provided by cbichina, a bulk commodity market information provider, some zinc smelting plants in China suspended production after the Sichuan earthquake, which may affect the production capacity of up to 500000 tons

due to the damage of facilities and power supply interruption caused by the earthquake, at least 10 zinc smelters in Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi have been confirmed to be closed, with a total annual capacity of 510000 tons. The affected production capacity of Sichuan and neighboring provinces such as Shaanxi and Gansu will account for about 11% of China's zinc smelting capacity

avoid increasing its pressure value; An insider of Hanzhong Bayi Zinc Industry Co., Ltd. said that 70% of the company's refinery with an annual capacity of 120000 tons in Gansu Province was also closed because of the power supply shortage caused by the earthquake in neighboring Sichuan Province. The company's refinery is about 400 kilometers away from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. "For safety reasons, the local government suggested that the factory be temporarily closed, and we have closed 70% of our production capacity. The nearby smaller zinc smelters have also suspended production, with a total capacity of about 150000 tons."

in addition to zinc mines and smelters, aluminum smelters are also facing power shortages. This standard has a great impact on the world. The earthquake caused damage to some roads and power plant facilities in Sichuan Province. Eight household electrical appliances plants in Sichuan were closed or power cut off due to the earthquake, and eight substations in Sichuan and neighboring Shaanxi have also been closed. This will have an impact on aluminum smelting enterprises with high power consumption

a staff member of Sichuan Qihe Star aluminum said that whether production can continue will depend on the power supply and the extent of damage caused by the earthquake. In addition, at present, the transportation is seriously affected, and the smelter cannot transport electrolytic aluminum to other provinces

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