New Lead Smelter Conceptual Engineering

Client: Met-Mex Penoles, S.A. de. C.V.

Location: Mexico

Conceptual Engineering Study for a New Greenfield Lead Smelter to Produce 140,000 tpa Lead Bullion.

Project Work Includes:
  • Evaluate and Integrate Direct Smelting Technologies into Overall New Lead Plant
  • Develop Balance of Plant including Pyrometallurgical and Electrometallurgical Refinery, Acid Plant, Effluent Treatment Plant, Material Handling, Co-Gen Plant, Process and Hygiene Ventilation Systems
  • Prepare Mass and Energy Balances
  • Develop Process Block Diagrams and Process Flow Diagrams
  • Develop Process Description and Control Philosophy
  • Develop Preliminary General Arrangements and Key Elevation Drawings
  • Develop Overall Site Master Plan for Each Smelting Technology
  • Establish Major Equipment Components, Sizing and Layouts
  • Define Environmental Impact
  • Establish Project Implementation Plan
  • Determine CAPEX and OPEX at ± 25%

Total Estimated Project Costs: > $750 MUSD

Project Approach and Role

Project Lead and Technology Integrator

Project History

Conceptual Engineering


New Lead Smelter Conceptual Engineering
MMP Existing Lead Smelter
New Converter Secondary Hood DesignNew Electrolytic Lead Refinery Pre Feasibility