China – Private Chinese scrap firm Changsheng Resource Recycling Co. is developing a processing plant with a combined annual capacity of 1.5 million tonnes for ferrous/non-ferrous metals, rubber and plastic scrap. The scrap firm could also introduce – ‘when the time is right’ – a vehicle dismantling line.
It was last December when the scrap firm started on the plant at Gansu in northern China and the first phase of construction will be completed before the end of this year, it is anticipated. According to Changsheng, ferrous scrap will account for roughly 70% of the total capacity, thus amounting to some 1 million tonnes per annum.
‘The plant will have an initial ferrous scrap processing capacity of around 300 000 tonnes, including scrap slitting, shearing and shredding,’ the recycler states, adding that its aim is to develop ‘the largest scrap processing centre’ in China’s north-western regions. Currently, there is no scrap processing plant with a capacity above 500 000 tonnes per year in this area. The entire plant is scheduled for completion towards the end of 2015, according to Changsheng.