Iran-based Nakhlak Lead and Zinc Plant’s lead concentrate sales increased by 40pc to 4,200mt in the first five months (March-August) of the current Iranian year as compared to 3,000mt in the same period year prior, according to the Iran Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (Imidro).
The new Nakhlak Lead and Zinc Complex will soon become operational as 90pc of the construction has been completed.
The plant has begun experimental production and its production capacity has grown three times to 600mt per month from its actual production capacity of 200mt per month, as per reports.
The construction of the new plant began in March 2019 with the aim of improving safety and environmental compatibility, increasing production efficiency, and reducing energy consumption in comparison with the old plant.
The investment amount of the project is IRR70bn ($1.6mn), which has been used on new technology for the plant.
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