Hikoshima zinc smelter
The Hikoshima smelter, located in Shimonoseki, Japan, uses roast, leach, electrowin technology to produce slab zinc. leach residue are sent to other smelters operated by Mitsui, Mining & Smelting for processing rather than being processed at Hikoshima. The current capacity is 77kt/a slab zinc and there are no plans to increase this. 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.