A bit under a year and a half since we first made contact – and almost 11 months from when we were first on site for a workshop – the DPMT (Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb, the smelting subsidiary of DPM) Offgas Optimizer has been successfully commissioned in Dundee Precious Metals located in Tsumeb, Namibia. The project journey as a whole is an example of the outcomes that can be achieved when we place the Metso Outotec values of "Care for the Customer" and "Perform Together" at the forefront of our value creation efforts.
Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb (Pty) Limited), is located in Tsumeb, Namibia, which is approximately 430 km north of the capital city of Windhoek. The smelter was constructed in the early 1960’s to process concentrate from the Tsumeb copper mine and other mines in the country. The facility consists of a primary smelting furnace, the Ausmelt furnace, as well as two Peirce Smith Converters, a slag concentrator plant, two oxygen plants, and a sulphuric acid plant. The smelter employs approximately 800 people and is one of only a few in the world that can treat complex copper concentrates containing various impurity elements. Blister copper and sulphuric acid are smelter products.