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Hobart zinc smelter

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The smelter at Hobart in Tasmania produces zinc using the roast, leach, electrowin technology. The leach residue is processed using the Para-Goethite process and the final residue sent for processing to the Port Pirie smelter in Australia. The capacity of the smelter is 280kt/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.

Table of contents

  • Summary
  • Key issues
  • Emissions
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2011
  • Pre 2010
  • 2000-2009
  • 1990-1999
  • 1970-1989
  • 1910-1969

Tables and charts

This report includes 8 images and tables including:

  • Hobart Emission Intensity Quartile ranking – total global production - tonnes Zn
  • Detailed map
  • Flowsheet
  • Feed Preparation
  • Roaster and Acid Plant
  • Leaching and Purification
  • Tankhouse, Melting and Casting

What's included

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    Hobart zinc smelter

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    Hobart zinc smelter

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