Yunnan Wenshan Aluminum held a groundbreaking ceremony on Dec. 18 for its new aluminum smelter project. The company will invest 4.45 billion yuan (≈$672 million) to build a 500kA potline of 368 pots with an annual capacity of 500,000 tons. The smelter is scheduled to be put into operation in the first quarter of 2019.
Located in Wenshan Matang Industrial Park, Yunnan Province, Yunnan Wenshan Aluminum is a subsidiary of Yunnan Aluminum and runs an alumina refinery with an annual output of 800,000 tons. The company is also planning to expand its alumina capacity to 1.6 million tons per annum.