The refinery is located at Beerse, 6km west of Turnhout and has a capacity of 36kt/a cathode. Anodes for the refinery come from the secondary smelter on the same site that also produces lead and tin. Typical smelter production is 110-120kt/a copper anodes, 18kt/a lead and 9kt/a tin. No electrolyte purification is undertaken at Beerse, control being achieved by a bleed that is sent to Olen for further treatment. The cathodes produced are LME Grade A and the refinery obtained ISO 9002...
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