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03.10.2014 15:06
Aurubis Bulgaria to Invest EUR 75 m in Its Pirdop Production Site
The Pirdop mill, together with the one in Hamburg, Germany, is leader in terms of copper production

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Copper producer Aurubis Bulgaria foresees new investments of EUR 75 m in its Pirdop production site. According to CEO Tim Kurth, who took over from Nicolas Treand in August 2014, informed that the subsidiary of Germany’s Aurubis group has earmarked EUR 25 m by the end of 2014, from the yearly investments budget of EUR 44.2 m.

EUR 50 m is targeted for plant updates and preparations for a planned overhaul in April 2016. The Pirdop site is one of the best performing in the entire Aurubis group. The Pirdop mill, together with the one in Hamburg, Germany, is leader in terms of copper production. Environmental measures have ensured that Pirdop stays well above the average SO2 emission levels for this type of production in Europe and worldwide.

A total of EUR 100 m have been invested in environment protection improvements since Aurubis enetered the Bulgarian market. The Pirdop mill got a new rooftop ventilation system in May 2014 and the rainwater capture facility is being improved. By the end of the year the site should be equipped with new FGDs.

TAGS: Aurubis | Bulgaria | Pirdop | investment | copper | production | environment | ecology | Tim Kurth 

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