KGHM has launched a plant that will purify the gases that are a byproduct of the copper smelting process. Solinox is one of just several such installations in the world and the first in Poland.
The Solinox plant located in the Legnica Copper Smelter treats the exhaust gases formed from sulfur dioxide. The additional node launched on May 31 will remove arsenic and mercury to a maximum level of 0.05 mg / Nm3.
“It took only several months to complete this key project. Bipromet, a company from the KGHM Capital Group, designed and built the installation,” the company wrote in a press release.
“KGHM is one of our national champions, a leader and promoter of transformation. Polish Copper not only provides raw materials that are essential for the development of the economy and new technologies that help stop climate change, but also reaches for the highest quality solutions to protect the environment. It takes care of its neighborhood and local communities. The installation launched today is proof of the highest quality and responsibility for the environment,” said Elżbieta Witek, Speaker of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland.
“The installation at the Legnica Copper Smelter is another strategic investment of KGHM in environmental protection, a pro-ecological project that cost over PLN 100 million. The specially designed node will allow us to achieve effects previously unattainable. We are the only company in the country that implements this technologically advanced method. Environmentally friendly solutions at the highest level – this is how we work at KGHM, which is a leader in green change in Poland,” summed up Tomasz Zdzikot, president of KGHM Polska Miedź.
KGHM / Wojciech Jakóbik