South Africa-based ferrochrome producer Merafe Resources has announced its ferrochrome production from the Glencore Merafe Chrome Venture amounted to 84,000 tonnes, up by 9% YoY while production rose by 3.6% YoY to 286,000 tonnes in January-September 2022. It said “improvements in plant efficiencies achieved at our smelters continue to be sustained. The impact from load curtailments was not significant.” Merafe Resources Limited, through its subsidiary, Merafe Ferrochrome and through a pooling and sharing Venture with Glencore Operations South Africa Proprietary Limited participates in chrome mining and the beneficiation of chrome ore into ferrochrome. The Glencore-Merafe Chrome Venture (the Venture) operates five ferrochrome smelters (including pelletizing and sintering plants), 22 ferrochrome furnaces, six chrome ore mines and five UG2 plants, situated in the North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa. Merafe Ferrochrome holds interest in Wonderkop smelter, Boshoek smelter, Lion I smelter and Lion II smelter. Merafe Ferrochrome also holds interest in Boshoek mine, Kroondal and Wonderkop mine, Helena mine, Magareng mine and Marikana. Merafe Ferrochrome holds interest in Impala Kanana UG2 plant, Lonmin UG2 plants, Bokamoso pelletizing plant, Motswedi pelletizing plant and others.