Capital Maintenance and Improvement Projects at the Horne Foundry, Glencore - ASDR Canada

Capital Maintenance and Improvement Projects at the Horne Foundry, Glencore

Mandate and Objectives

Glencore’s Horne smelter is located in Rouyn-Noranda. Glencore is among the largest copper producers in the world. The Foundry is the benchmark in metal transformation and recycling, producing 99.1% pure copper anodes.

For 20 years, ASDR has been involved in continuous improvement projects at the foundry, across a variety of plant sectors.

Challenges and Issues

  • Providing a dedicated team on site and in our offices to support the execution of a variety of projects.
  • Ensuring the quality and responsiveness to Glencore’s requests

Solutions and Achievements

Provision of multidisciplinary engineering, project management, construction supervision and health & safety management services for a variety of projects:

  • Refurbishment of the Noranda converter
  • Improvement projects around the converter and anode furnaces
  • Refurbishment and replacement of equipment (overhead cranes, lifting tools, heat exchangers, maintenance hoods, etc.)
  • Maintenance and improvement projects (process, concentrator, ore transport, ore flow, environment, buildings, ventilation and hydrocarbon tank farm)
  • Upgrade of off-gas treatment equipment
  • Replacement of sulfuric acid plant equipment
  • Miscellaneous work on the cryogenic oxygen plant
  • Structural inspection of buildings
  • Client Glencore
  • Services provided • Engineering
    • Project management
    • Building management
    • Health and safety monitoring
  • Place Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec

The project in a Few Numbers

years in the service of Glencore

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