BHP says aluminium plants hit by power cuts

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JOHANNESBURG, May 23 (Reuters) - Mining group BHP Billiton said on Friday it had been hit by power cuts earlier this week at its smelters, but added that the interruptions to supply lasted a short duration and did not affect output. BHP spokesman Maredi Mogodi told Reuters the cuts lasted just below an hour, and a loss of power for about two hours or more would have led to production declines. He said the cuts were as a result of South African state utility Eskom [ESCJ.J] being unable to ...

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