Nui Phao H.C. Starck Tungsten Chemicals Manufacturing
Nui Phao Mining is a subsidiary of one of Vietnam`s largest private sector group. The company owns one of the largest known Tungsten deposits outside of China with an expected life of more than 15 years. Nui Phao and H.C. Starck will own 51% and 49% respectively of the joint venture, which will process all of Nui Phao’s tungsten concentrate into higher value-add tungsten chemicals, including ammonium paratungstate (APT) and blue tungsten oxide (BTO).
A few months after signing the contract, construction of the new production facilities started in the Vietnamese province of Thai Nguyen. Start of production is expected by mid 2015.
H.C. Starck Jiangwu Tungsten Specialties (Ganzhou) Co.
H.C. Starck Jiangwu Tungsten Specialties (Ganzhou) Co., Ltd was founded in 2012 by H.C. Starck and Jiangxi Rare Earth & Rare Metals Tungsten Group, one of the largest Chinese Tungsten mine operators.
Based on the agreements, the Joint Venture consists of two companies located in the Chinese city of Ganzhou. Each partner holds the majority share in one of the two JV companies: JXTC in the production plant for ammonium paratungstate and tungsten oxide; H.C. Starck in the one for tungsten metal powders and tungsten carbides. The establishment and development of these two joint ventures will support the high-tech development of the tungsten industry in Jiangxi as well as in Asia. Production started in first half of 2014.