China: Anhui Conch Cement's Shaanxi unit suspends production

China: Anhui Conch Cement's Shaanxi unit suspends production
Published: 19 February 2016

Chinese cement major Anhui Conch Cement has confirmed that its subsidiary Liquan Conch Cement, situated in Shaanxi province, has suspended production. The decision follows legislation by the provincial government of Shaanxi requiring all cement and clinker producers to adopt off-peak production.

Most producers based in the province are required to stop production from 15 December 2015 until 15 March 2016 with a few exceptions. A total of 25 cement companies, with 37 clinker lines, are based in the province. In compliance with the notice, Liquan Conch is currently suspending its production, Conch confirmed.

Liquan Conch has a cement production capacity of 4.4Mta, accounting for 1.5 per cent of Anhui Conch's total capacity. The parent company noted that it does not expect the temporary suspension of production at Liquan Conch to adversely affect its operating results.