The innovative melting technology in the slag bath is aimed at processing copper concentrates and return materials with a capacity of 70,000 tons of blister copper per year.
Engineering Dobersek GmbH was responsible for the complete implementation of the large-scale project from its beginnings to the turnkey handover, that is to say for project planning, supply of equipment, construction and chief assembly works and supervision, commissioning, staff training.
Dr.-Ing. Albin Dobersek, a recognized eastern Europe expert and the managing director of Engineering Dobersek, who supervised the project activities mostly on site, emphasizes: "Our high-tech plant "ContiSmelt" enables continuous melting operation. Through the use of the most modern technology and the sophisticated equipment, we are not only significantly increasing the efficiency of the copper smelter, but at the same time provide for a more environmentally friendly production”.
The project was launched in 2015 by Islam Karimov, the recently deceased President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The turnkey construction of the new copper smelting plant ContiSmelt is another successful project of ENGINEERING DOBERSEK GmbH. The introduction of the modern and highly effective processes not only significantly increases the output of copper, but at the same time decreasing the environmental pollution. The resulting sulfur-containing exhaust gases are fed to the sulfuric acid production and get processed there.
Such optimizations could be achieved through the interference-free melting and oxidation process of the copper sulfide material in the slag bath in the ContiSmelt process.
Engineering Dobersek GmbH, a leading specialist in planning, construction and commissioning of turnkey plants and plant components, has been active in the Central Asian Republic, lying on the silk route, for more than thirty years. Numerous projects in the field of gold production and the processing of phosphates, as well the company’s branch in the capital Tashkent, present proof of the trustworthy cooperation with Uzbekistan. Thanks to the country’s confirmed rich deposits of gold, silver, uranium, copper, zinc, wolfram and other ores, the country is taking one of the top positions in the world.
Exhibitor: ENGINEERING DOBERSEK GmbH