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Harjavalta copper smelter



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Report summary

Copper production started at Harjavalta in 1945 when an electric furnace from Imatra in eastern Finland was moved from the war zone.  Flash furnace technology was developed at Harjavalta and the first flash furnace was commissioned in 1949.  Oxygen enrichment was first introduced on the flash furnace in 1971 and gradually increased to present levels. A nickel flash furnace is also operated on the same site and the oxygen plant and acid plant facilities shown here serve both the copper and...

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
    • Environmental
  • Products
  • Costs
  • Economic assumptions

Tables and charts

This report includes 13 images and tables including:


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Feed preparation
  • Smelting process
  • Auxiliary plants
  • Products: Table 1
  • Products allocation
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1


  • Detailed map
  • Flowsheet
  • Production
  • Costs: Image 1

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