What does Nyrstar do?
With a rich history of over 150 years as a leading manufacturer of zinc, lead and other metals, Nyrstar is committed to sourcing, mining and processing metals and other products in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.
What INDUSTRY is Nyrstar?
Nyrstar is a global multi-metal business that can meet the demand for zinc, lead and other metals and products for many generations to come. Nyrstar has a market leading position in zinc and lead and has mines, smelters and other operations in Europe, the United States and Australia.
When was Nyrstar founded?
Nyrstar was created in 2007 by combining the zinc smelting and alloying operations of Zinifex (an Australian mining company, now merged with Oxiana Limited to form OZ Minerals) and Umicore (a Belgian materials technology company). It is incorporated in Belgium and has its corporate office in Switzerland.
Who owns Nyrstar Hobart?
In July 2019, Nyrstar’s operating business became majority owned by Trafigura, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading companies. Visit www.nyrstar.com. Nyrstar’s Hobart zinc smelter has a rich history spanning more than a century.
What does Nyrstar Port Pirie do?
Nyrstar Port Pirie is part of Nyrstar, a global multi-metals business, with a market leading position in zinc and lead, and growing positions in other base and precious metals. Nyrstar has mining, smelting and other operations located in Europe, the United States and Australia and employs over 4,000 people.
Does Trafigura own mines?
Trafigura’s Mining Group has invested in a portfolio of mines in Africa, Latin America, North America and Europe, ranging from wholly-owned facilities to joint ventures and minority investments.
What is Paragoethite?
Paragoethite is a form of goethite made as a by-product of zinc production. The Paragoethite Process removes iron in zinc hydrometallurgy.
Where does Port Pirie lead come from?
Port Pirie, South Australia (located 230km north of Adelaide) is the location of one of the world’s largest primary lead smelters and the third largest silver producer that has been in continuous operation since 1889.
What is zinc calcine?
Roasting is a process of oxidizing zinc sulfide concentrates at high temperatures into an impure zinc oxide, called “Zinc Calcine”. The chemical reactions that take place are as follows: Approximately 90% of zinc in concentrates are oxidized to zinc oxide.
Where does the lead come from in Port Pirie?
The Port Pirie lead smelter, which sits around 200km from Adelaide on the Spencer Gulf, has been running for more than a century. During that time the emissions have been building up in the blood of the local residents. High blood lead levels can cause miscarriages in women.
What is the population of Port Pirie?
The 2021 Estimated Resident Population for Port Pirie Regional Council area is 17,473, with a population density of 9.70 persons per square km.
How do Trafigura make money?
Trafigura is one of the world’s largest independent oil and petroleum products traders. We buy and sell barrels and move them highly efficiently. We are continually improving logistics, service and performance. Our partners are utilities, refiners, oil majors and National Oil Companies.
Is Port Pirie a good place to live?
Port Pirie is a great place to live. Located just 229kms north of Adelaide on the Spencer Gulf, the ‘city of friendly people’ enjoys a relaxed lifestyle and unspoilt surroundings. It’s close to beaches, the beautiful Flinders Ranges, and the Mount Remarkable National Park.
What is Nyrstar’s Budel Smelter?
Nyrstar’s Budel smelter produces zinc and zinc alloys. The advantage of the Budel smelter is its very high zinc recovery rate as a result of circuit design and feedstocks. Budel’s feedstock from Nyrstar primarily consists of high grade sulphide concentrates, zinc oxides and other secondary feeds.
What are the advantages of the Budel Smelter?
The advantage of the Budel smelter is its very high zinc recovery rate as a result of circuit design and feedstocks. Budel’s feedstock from Nyrstar primarily consists of high grade sulphide concentrates, zinc oxides and other secondary feeds. Budel’s two key products are SHG and zinc galvanizing alloys.
What is Budel-Dorplein?
The community in which Nyrstar Budel operates is still called â ”Budel-Dorplein” to this day. Until 1973, a thermal process heating calcine and coal in horizontal retort, was used for zinc production.
What is the history of Budel?
Over 125 years ago, in 1892, the Budel zinc factory was founded by the Dor brothers. The community in which Nyrstar Budel operates is still called â ”Budel-Dorplein” to this day.