China's Chalco To Ship First Bauxite From Boffa Mine By Early-Dec

Aluminum Corp of China Ltd 601600.SS, 2600.HK, known as Chalco, is set to make its first shipment from Boffa's bauxite mine in Guinea by early-December, an official from parent and state-owned company Chinalco said on Thursday.

A Chinalco official said last month at the China Mining conference in Tianjin that the Boffa launch had been delayed until 2020. Operations at the mine are now expected to be underway by early-December and it will eventually produce 12 million tonnes of bauxite a year.

"The mining operation has already started and the first output will be shipped to China at the beginning of December," Chen Qi, deputy general manager of Chinalco said at an industry conference.