Zouping Hongfa Aluminium plans to procure China’s largest melting and holding furnace cell for a new facility in Shandong province. Austrian equipment maker Andritz will manufacture and commission the plant scheduled to start in Q1 2022.
The cell will incorporate the furnaces with two round-top 115-ton melters and two tilting holders of 125-ton. The advanced technology equipment will ensure environmental protection. Earlier, in 2012, Hongfa installed a high-end aluminum plate and strip cast workshop from Andritz.
In September, Hongqiao entered a joint venture with German group Scholz to build a recycling park in Binzhou, Shandong, as reported by Davis Index.
Zouping Hongfa Aluminium is a subsidiary of China Hongqiao or Weiqiao Group, an electrolytic aluminum producer with more than 6mn mt annual capacity.