The refinery is located at le Palais sur Vienne, Haute Vienne and is 7km northeast of Limoges. It has good road and rail links. The capacity of the refinery is 45kt/a and anodes are produced by melting blister and scrap in an electric furnace based casting plant. Cake, slab and billet casting facilities are located on the same site. In November 1998 Pechiney and Union Minière said that, having failed to find a buyer for the company, the refinery would be closed down in February 1999. The...
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