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Decades of production and change
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Smelter milestones
July 15, 1960
First Smelter unit starts.
September 10, 1960
Smelter produces first Bessemer nickel matte.
April 1987
Automated anode casting line is commissioned.
May 1991
First installation of fibre optics.
November 1995
Hydraulic mud gun is installed to tap matte in furnaces.
April 2000
No. 5 furnace is turned off, ending the era of copper ingots.
2008
Electro-static precipitator project is commissioned.
2017
Smelter moves to a single furnace operation.
July 8, 2018
Last anodes are poured.













































































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