Projects - METALS - Nyrstar



Nyrstar N.V is a mining and metals business that specialises in zinc. Nyrstar has mining, smelting, and other operations located in Europe, the Americas, China and Australia. Nyrstar was created in 2007 by combining the zinc smelting and alloying operations of Zinifex (an Australian mining company, now merged with Oxiana Limited to form OZ Minerals) and Umicore (a Belgian materials technology company). It is incorporated in Belgium and has its corporate office in Zurich, Switzerland.



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The Balen smelter is located in the north-east of Belgium, and is a large-scale smelter. The Overpelt plant is situated only 18 km from Balen, consisting of one of Europe’s largest oxide washing facilities, as well as significant alloying and casting facilities. 
The Balen smelter is a large-scale zinc smelter with production capacity of approximately 270,000 tonnes of zinc metal per year, making Balen one of the world’s largest zinc smelters in terms of production volume. 
The Balen smelter produces zinc from feedstock of both zinc concentrates and recycled zinc secondary feed materials. Balen’s zinc concentrates are sourced from suppliers world-wide. 
The Balen and Overpelt operations produce SHG zinc and a range of high value alloy products such as ZAMAK die casting alloy. Balen also produces sulphuric acid, copper cement and Balen Leach Product that contains lead and precious metals and is sold as a raw material to secondary smelters.

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Mar 2008 – Aug 2009    1 year 6 months 

Decommissioning and demolition of a power plant

SUBJECT

New E-building. New electrical infrastructure, HV and MV transformers, LV cabinets and MCC's. Replacement of instrumentation cabling and control system of a running zinc electrolysis plant.

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TITLE: Project & Construction manager

BUDGET: > 2.000.000 euros

LOCATIONS:
  • Nyrstar, Balen - Belgium
TASKS:

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  • Basic design (civil works / metering skid / electrical / instrumentation / proces control specs and scope of work, budget, procurement);
  • detailed design by Nyrstar engineering office & contractors:
    • civil: Willems Bouw, Westerlo - Belgium;
    • HV: cable installation with directional drilling: APK - 
    • HV supply and transformers: Pauwels, Belgium;
    • electrical: AEG -Natus, Brussels - Belgium.

  • procurement and purchasing;
  • construction;
  • reporting and relationship with Nyrstar management.
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ACHIEVEMENTS:
  • under design
STRATEGIES:
  • under design
ORGANIZATION:

 Under design

INTERACTIONS:
  • Managing the consultancy and engineering contractors:
    • civil: Willems Bouw, Westerlo - Belgium;
    • HV cable installation: APK
    • electrical: Fabricom-GTI.




P&ID SEVESO compliance

SUBJECT

Establish as-built P&ID drawings and inventory, labelling of piping and equipment and setup of asset management system to comply with the MER - SEVESO directive.

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TITLE: Project manager

BUDGET: not revealed

LOCATIONS:
  • Nyrstar - Balen, Belgium
TASKS:
  • manage a team of 2 engineers, 2 field inspectors & 1 designer;
  • manage the P&ID design (> 200 P&ID's) for all departments:
    • power plant;
    • smelter;
    • roasting;
    • sulphuric acid production & storage;
    • electrolysis;
    • leaching;
    • utilities.

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  • manage the field labelling of piping and equipment;
  • manage updating the asset management module in SAP;
  • design a SEVESO-MER compliant numbering system for piping and equipment;

ACHIEVEMENTS:
  • under design
STRATEGIES:
  • under design
ORGANIZATION:

 Under design

INTERACTIONS:
  • Managing the permitting and inspection by government representatives:
    • Ministry of employment, labour and social affairs: Chemical Risks department - Belgium;







Sulphuric acid loading facilties

SUBJECT


Upgrading the loading facilities (truck and barges) for the sulphuric acid storage of the zinc smelter.
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TITLE: Project manager

BUDGET: not revealed

LOCATIONS:
  • Nyrstar, Balen - Belgium
TASKS:
  • feasabilty, reliabilty and basic engineering study;
  • Scope consisted of civil works tankfarm and loading docks / pipeline / piping / barge and truck loading facilties/ electrical / instrumentation / proces control;
  • Responsible for budget proposals;
  • engineering proposals;
  • HAZOP studies;
  • project execution plan;
  • technical specifications;
  • management project reporting and approvals.
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ACHIEVEMENTS:
  • under design
STRATEGIES:
  • under design
ORGANIZATION:

 Under design

INTERACTIONS:
  • Managing the consultancy and engineering contractors:
    • truck loading station: Loading Equipment Services Europe, Niel - Belgium


2009 Plant turn-over shutdown

SUBJECT

Scope definition, tenders & procurement of equipment for the plant shutdown 2009.

Manage budget assignment to the different departments.

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TITLE: Project manager & coordinator

BUDGET: > 5.000.000 euros

LOCATIONS:
  • Nyrstar - Balen, Belgium
TASKS:
  • Managing the demands from the different maintenance departments;
  • Manage engineering activities;
  • Major equipment procured:
    • Hamon chiller;
    • Tank stirrer bridges;
    • Conveyor belts.
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  • Major services procured:
    • concrete rehabilitation of the electrolysis plant;
    • corrosion resistant coatings: Sulzer - Germany;

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ACHIEVEMENTS:
  • under design
STRATEGIES:
  • under design
ORGANIZATION:

 Under design

INTERACTIONS:
  • Managing the external consultants and engineering:
    • civil: SECO, Brussels - Belgium;
    • mechanical: 
      • Stork, Belgium - Netherlands;
      • Sulzer, Germany;