Nyrstar to restart Port Pirie TSL sinter plant after 13-week outage

Miner-smelter Nyrstar has begun the final stages of a planned restart to its Port Pirie lead smelter in Australia, with the first feed in its top submerged lance (TSL) furnace expected later this week, it said on Monday November 11.

The smelter will be restarting 13 weeks after the company announced a “forced shutdown” on August 9 caused by an incident at the hearth in the primary smelter that required repairs.

Nyrstar, which was 98%-acquired by Trafigura on July 31, declared force majeure on Port Pirie-related contracts to customers and suppliers on the same day. It announced on August 13 that...


Hassan Butt

November 11, 2019

12:08 GMT