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Acid Plant Database January 30, 2009
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2007 - Nystar today announced that as of 31 August 2007 it had taken ownership of the zinc and lead smelting and alloying assests of Umicore and Zinifex, thereby formally launching the company and creating the world’s largest zinc producer.
P.O. Box 1104
1800 Zinc Plant Road
|Coordinates*||36º 31' 0" N, 87º 24' 21" W|
|Type of Plant||Metallurgical|
|Plant Capacity||456 MTPD|
|Remarks||Mercury removal system|
Clarksville zinc refinery is located four kilometres southwest of
Clarksville, Tennessee, beside the Cumberland River. The operation is sited
on 1,400 acres of freehold land of which 120 acres (49 hectares) is occupied
by the plant and the auxiliary operations. The land surrounding the plant
supports farming, forestry and wetlands.
Clarksville is a relatively modern electrolytic zinc smelter which uses RLE technology. The plant was commissioned in 1978.
Clarksville is located within 900 kilometres of the United States’ industrial heartland, including Chicago and Detroit.
Clarksville smelter is located four kilometres southwest of Clarksville,
Tennessee in the United States. It was commissioned in 1978 by Union Miniere
SA, making it one of the newest zinc smelters in the world. The facility is
surrounded by over 1,400 acres of land owned by Zinifex. It is ideally
situated within one days delivery distance from many of the US's major zinc
consumers. It is within 800 kilometres of Chicago, Detroit and much of the
US industrial heartland. This provides Clarksville with a location
advantage, which contributes to its realisation of a premium over the LME
price for its zinc products. Clarksville is the smallest of Zinifex's
smelters, producing approximately 110,000 tonnes of SHG and CGG zinc metal
per year. It also produces cadmium and sulphuric acid. Clarksville is
accessible by barge, rail and road for feedstock and product handling.
|News||2008-12-15 - Nyrstar NV today announced that it will be reducing production at its Clarksville, USA plant by about 40% to reflect current market conditions. The reduction takes effect in early January and is expected to last for six months, reducing Clarksville's production by approximately 25,000 tonnes of zinc. The action at Clarksville follows Nyrstar's decision to temporarily suspend production at its Balen plant and reduce production at Budel by 28% through to mid 2009. Total production cuts at Nyrstar now amount to approximately 190,000 tonnes for the first half of 2009, in addition to the 35,000 tonnes reduction in 2008.|
MTPD - Metric Tonne per Day
STPD - Short Ton per Day
MTPA - Metric Tonne per Annum STPA - Short Ton per Annum
SA - Single Absorption
DA - Double Absorption
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