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Anglo American Platinum Reports Temporary Shutdown Of ACP Plant - Quick Facts

Anglo American Platinum announced the temporary shutdown of the entire Anglo Converter Plant (ACP). The ACP plant is a key part of the company's PGM production process, treating furnace matte from its smelters.

The company's ACP phase A converter plant, at Waterval smelter in Rustenburg, was damaged following an explosion on 10 February 2020. The phase B unit, which was commissioned to take over from the phase A plant, was also closed following detection of water in the furnace.

As a result of the temporary closure of the entire ACP, Anglo American Platinum has had to declare force majeure to customers, suppliers of third-party purchase of concentrate and suppliers of tolling material.

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