Hamburg-based Aurubis AG is to take delivery of new converters, which will be supplied by SMS group and used to produce blister copper, an important stage in the copper production process.
The converters will be installed at the company’s headquarters in Hamburg. They are scheduled to be put into operation in fall 2019. The converters measure 15’ x 38‘. Aurubis AG is installing the new converters in order to strengthen and consolidate its global position as an integrated copper group and the world’s largest copper recycler.
The new converter design already takes future optimization into account to allow for more efficient production processes.
SMS group has been commissioned with the engineering, delivery, and installation of the converters.
SMS group is a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry. It has some 14,000 employees who generate worldwide sales of about EUR 3 billion. The sole owner of the holding company SMS GmbH is the Familie Weiss Foundation.