KGHM considers investing in secondary copper furnace

Jun 20, 2013 | 10:08 AM | Mark Burton

Tags  KGHM Polska Miedź, copper recycling, secondary furnace, copper scrap, scrap supply, e-scrap, Mark Burton

LONDON — Polish copper mining and smelting group KGHM Polska Miedź SA is considering investing in a new furnace to process copper scrap, market sources told AMM sister publication Metal Bulletin.

KGHM reportedly discussed whether to proceed with the development of the plant at its annual general meeting June 19.

The company has not yet made a final decision on the type of furnace it will build, and it is possible that it will look to develop a plant that will give it a foothold in the processing of complex secondary raw materials such as e-waste and residues, a source familiar with the matter said. The plant would be unlikely to be brought online before 2016 or 2017, he added. ....

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