Merafe-Xstrata JV to shut furnaces

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FerroChrome

REUTERS

A labourer works in a ferrochrome factory. Ferrochrome is mainly used as an alloy in stainless steel to prevent corrosion.

A joint-venture between South African ferrochrome producer Merafe Resources and London-listed Xstrata will shut five of 20 furnaces between January and March next year to help power utility Eskom manage a tight electricity supply.

Merafe said in a statement on Wednesday the shutdown will result in a production loss of 100,000 tonnes but added the arrangement “will be mutually beneficial to Eskom and the venture and will not result in job losses at these furnaces.” - Reuters


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