MIPAC Press Release

Agreement formalises long-term relationship for delivery of ISASMELT™ & ISACONVERT™; increases value for smelting customers

MIPAC & Xstrata Technology have announced the formalisation of their long-standing relationship, with an exclusive Collaboration Agreement for the delivery of the ISASMELT™ & ISACONVERT™ smelting and copper converting technology.

“Our two companies have worked closely for more than a decade and MIPAC has an intimate knowledge of the ISASMELT™ process." said Philip Arthur, General Manager - Pyrometallurgy at Xstrata Technology. "MIPAC adds significant value to the end solution delivered to our customers. They have been, and will remain, our first choice supplier of electrical, instrumentation and process control requirements for ISASMELT™ & ISACONVERT™ projects.”

“MIPAC will assist Xstrata Technology to market, scope, engineer, commission and develop ISASMELT™ & ISACONVERT™ projects. Over many years we have formed a solid relationship and we consistently exceed customer expectations with ISASMELT™ and associated plant wide control projects.” said, Eddie De Rivera, Managing Director, MIPAC

MIPAC has been involved in most ISASMELT™ projects since the early 1990s, including two PACE Zenith award-winning projects - the major modernisation of the Kazzinc zinc, lead and copper metallurgical plant complex in Kazakhstan and the plant-wide smelter upgrade for Mopani Copper Mines in Zambia.

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About MIPAC: MIPAC is a respected provider of process control, instrumentation and electrical engineering solutions. MIPAC specialises in industries that require continuous process control such as minerals and metal processing. We serve renowned companies such as Xstrata, Zinifex and Glencore International in more than a dozen countries. MIPAC is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia and employs some of the industry’s most talented process control professionals. Learn more at https://promo-manager.server-secure.com/ch/b5yq1x/177475/b2144jt4n.html
Public Relations contact: Amy Ward on amy.ward@mipac.com.au or +61 7 3624 8800.

About Xstrata Technology: Xstrata Technology develops, markets and supports technologies for the global mineral processing and metals smelting and refining industries. These technologies include ISASMELT™ and ISACONVERT™, IsaMill grinding mills, Tankhouse Technology made up of ISA PROCESS and Kidd Process copper refining and winning technology, the Jameson Cell flotation machine, and Albion Process leaching technology. Learn more at: https://promo-manager.server-secure.com/ch/b5yq1x/177476/b2144bmhx.html
Public Relations contact: Brenton Burford on bburford@xstratatech.com.au or +61 3833 8570.

About ISASMELT™: Since its introduction to the marketplace, ISASMELT™ has had the highest adoption rate of any base metals smelting process. ISASMELT™ is a submerged lance smelting process and has made a significant impact on the global metals industry, allowing new operations to get into production quickly and cost-effectively and making it possible for Brownfield operations to improve profitability and meet high environmental standards.

About ISACONVERT™: ISACONVERT™ represents the latest innovation from the ISASMELT team, delivering a solution for continuous copper converting. It provides an alternative to traditional batch converting operations with lower capital cost and is an attractive option due to its flexibility to treat solid feed and efficiently capture SO2 and reduce in-plant fugitive emissions.