In 2008, Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium Co. Ltd. announced plans for zinc and lead smelter project to be located at Hulunbeier in Inner Mongolia. The combined capacity would be 200kt/a of zinc and lead. Commissioning of the zinc smelter was planned during late 2013, however due to the high cost of raw materials this was delayed. In fact some trial production did occur during late 2014. 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.