The factory has a capacity of 10,000 tons of katot copper per year and other products associated with it, including 340 kg of gold/year, 150 kg of silver/year, 40,000 tons of sulfuric acid/year.
The copper smelting factory of Lao Cai copper smelting company under the Minerals Corporation (Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Group) is located in Tang Loong industrial zone (Tang Loong town, Bao Thang district, Lao Cai province). ) has a capacity of 10,000 tons of katot copper/year and other products associated with it, including 340 kg of gold/year, 150 kg of silver/year, 40,000 tons of sulfuric acid/year.
Taking us to visit the factory’s production technology line under the special consent of the director of Lao Cai copper smelting company, technology engineer Doan Vu Long, Head of the plant’s Technology Department said: Lao Cai copper smelting factory is the largest and only industrial copper smelting facility in Vietnam smelting according to the most advanced pyrometallurgical technology today, manufactured and transferred by China’s Thuy Khau Son furnace.
The factory has been in operation since August 2008, but due to the operation and use of very new technology, the first time “running to the maximum” is the main thing. Therefore, in 2009-2010, only 60% of the designed capacity was produced and in 2011 the Lao Cai copper smelting plant went into production according to the designed capacity.