Freeport's Atlantic Copper smelter to cut output due to maintenance

miércoles 15 de abril de 2015 12:00 GYT

April 15 (Reuters) - Freeport McMoRan Inc's copper smelter in Spain will produce 15,000-20,000 tonnes less copper this year due to 20-day planned maintenance in September, a senior executive said on Wednesday.

Speaking with Reuters on the sidelines of the CRU Copper conference, Javier Targhetta, president of Atlantic Copper and senior vice president for marketing and sales at Freeport, said the smelter based in Huelva, Spain, produced 284,000 tonnes last year. That was a record for the Freeport subsidiary. (Reporting by Josephine Mason in Santiago, Chile; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)