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Nordenham zinc smelter

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The electrolytic zinc smelter at Nordenham in Germany is operated by Glencore Xstrata and has a slab zinc production capacity of 150kt/a. The plant uses the roast-leach-electrowin process as well as Glencore Xstrata’s Albion Process™, an atmospheric direct leach system, to supplement zinc production. 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

Tables and charts

This report includes 8 images and tables including:

  • Nordenham 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

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