Construction of the smelter commenced on a greenfield site in July 1979. Lack of finance resulted in frequent interruptions to construction and generally slow progress. Start-up without an acid plant was finally achieved in June 1986 at a capital cost of US$376M. Serious commissioning problems were encountered, mainly due to an inexperienced labour force. The acid plant was added in 1988 at a capital cost of US$70M. Although production gradually improved between 1986 and 1990 it still...
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