Technical issue at Cristal’s Saudi slag project to keep high-grade titanium feedstocks tight in 2019

By Cameron Perks
Published: Thursday, 01 November 2018

Cristal’s much anticipated Saudi Arabian Ilmenite Smelter Project has encountered a technical issue, setting its start-up back to the second half of 2019.

Cristal's Ilmenite Smelter Project, in Jazan, Saudi Arabia, has experienced a technical issue, parent company Saudi Arabian National Industrialization Co (Tasnee) said this week. The issue arose during an attempted start-up of one of the furnaces, causing the furnace to be shut down on Sunday October 29.

The smelter’s planned...