Baise Mining Group celebrated on Dec. 21 the completion of its new aluminum smelter project in Tianlin County, Baise City. The project broke ground in April, 2017 with a total investment of 3.973 billion yuan (≈$600 million) to build a 300,000-ton aluminum smelter and an anode plant with an annual capacity of 400,000 tons. The aluminum smelter will ramp up to full production by the end of June, 2018.
Baise Mining Group, formerly known as a coal mining company, formulated a strategy of transforming from a coal mining enterprise to a diversified group based on coal, energy, and aluminum. By 2020, it plans to build a total capacity of 3.2 million tons of alumina refining, 1.5 million tons of aluminum smelting, 1 million tons of anode production, and 1 million tons of aluminum fabrication.