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Samsun copper smelter

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The plant is located at Samsun on the Black Sea coast approximately 320km northeast of Ankara. The smelter uses Outokumpu flash furnace and Peirce-Smith converter technology and was commissioned in 1973. A major expansion project was started in early 1987 to expand the capacity to 39kt/a copper and 282kt/a acid. The smelter and gas cleaning work was undertaken by Sumitomo, while Italipiani expanded the acid plant. The total cost of the project was US$28M and the smelter re-commissioned in...

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
    • Environmental
  • Products
  • Economic assumptions

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  • Detailed map
  • Flowsheet
  • Production


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Feed preparation
  • Smelting process
  • Auxiliary plants
  • Products: Table 1
  • Products allocation
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1

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