Xstrata wins smelter bids

XSTRATA Technology has been successful in its bid for two major copper smelter expansions – one in Peru and the other in Zambia – which will see the company’s technology responsible for smelting more than 4.5 million tonnes per year of copper feed materials worldwide.

After reviewing six kinds of technology, Southern Peru Copper Corp recently announced its 1.2 million tonnes per annum smelter modernisation project would use Xstrata Technology’s Isasmelt.