The Balkash division of Kazakhmys used to comprise the Konyrat, Sayak and Shatyrkrul mines, together with the Balkash mill, copper smelter, refinery and rod plant. In 2011, the smelter and refining units at Dzhezkazgan and Balkhash were no longer part of the regional mining structure, but are managed as part of a single metallurgical department within the Mining Division. Wood Mackenzie’s asset reports are built from the bottom up, incorporating a number of granular data metrics to ultimately produce our industry standard cash operating costs. This report contains a detailed asset note giving you a holistic view of the asset, including an operational overview through to a timeline of events from inception to now. This qualitative analysis is supplemented by the associated Excel download which enables interrogation of a whole series of cost and production metrics over the life of the asset.