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MEI Online: Pyrometallurgy: Latest News: August 15th 2006


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:: Ausmelt wins First Lead Smelter Contract in China

Ausmelt Ltd has won its first lead smelter contract in China.

The company will supply a lead smelter with a capacity to produce 100,000 tonnes a year of lead to Yunnan Tin Company Ltd (YTCL) in Chinaís Yunnan province. Under the contract, Ausmelt will provide lead smelting technology, design engineering services, commissioning services and equipment.

Ausmelt Managing Director, Mr Paul Abbott today congratulated YTCL on its expansion into lead production and said that Ausmeltís top submerged lance technology was well-positioned to play a significant role in the modernisation of Chinaís lead industry. He said the Chinese Government had recently announced new regulations that would require all new lead smelters to have a minimum production capacity of 100,000 tonnes a year.

This is the eighth TSL smelting project Ausmelt has won in China and is the fourth Chinese project the company has won this calendar year.




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