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Glencore supports Nyrstar Project At Port Pirie

Friday 23rd of June 2017 09:46:15 AM



Glencore has announced it has been engaged by Nyrstar to provide, through the Kazzinc operation in Kazakhstan, training and ramp-up support services in connection with Nyrstar’s Transformation Project in Port Pirie, South Australia.

The Transformation Project includes the installation of an Ausmelt Furnace alongside the existing Blast Furnace. Kazzinc’s New Metallurgy Project utilises Glencore Technology’s ISASMELTTM process coupled with the existing Blast Furnace.

Nyrstar is a global multi-metals business, has mining, smelting and other operations located in Europe, the Americas and Australia and employs approximately 4,300 people.

Kazzinc, a zinc producer, owns five underground mines, three open pits, one gold recovery and four ore processing plants and two major metallurgical complexes producing zinc, lead, copper, precious and associated metals.

As part of this project, Glencore Technology will provide an ISASMELTTM licence to Nyrstar. This licence will allow Nyrstar to operate certain patented production processes, providing maximum flexibility for the Port Pirie smelter in the selection of its feedstock.

The support services will include:

  • Training of Nyrstar personnel at the Kazzinc lead smelting operations in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan;
  • Training of Nyrstar personnel and commissioning assistance by Kazzinc personnel at the Nyrstar Port Pirie operation during the commissioning and ramp up stages.

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