Daily Archives: October 24, 2011

CNOOC Huizhou calciner stopped

Written by Paul Adkins

Reports are coming in that the calciner in Huizhou, which is rated at 400,000t per year, has been stopped due to environmental nonconformances.

We understand it has exceeded limits on SO2 emissions. A refinery spokesman said the calciner would not be restarted until it met the regulations.

This may have an impact on CPC price and perhaps on anodes. That CPC was sold into the domestic market, mostly as a blend coke.
the extent of the impact on price and on supply will only be known once it becomes clear how long the calciner will be down for. It is not clear at this stage whether the closure is because the plant temporarily wandered from normal production standards, or whether environmental regulations have been recently tightened to the point that the calciner is now outside the limits.

We will bring more information as it becomes available.