Milestones

A snapshot of the biggest moments in our history.

Year
Company
Production
Environment
2010
Nyrstar announces 2020 Strategy and plan to acquire mines to secure raw material to meet future demand.
Derwent Estuary wins coveted National River Prize. Nyrstar is a founding member of the Derwent Estuary Program.
2009
New CEO Roland Junck appointed
Electrostatic Mist Precipitator (EMP) commissioned removing more than 90% of process air emissions from site.
2007
Nyrstar formed from the merged zinc assets of Zinifex and Umicore
33,000 native trees planted on site making it the single largest revegetation to date.
2004
Zinifex formed after Pasminco went into voluntary administration
1997/98
Hobart produced its ten millionth tonne of cathode zinc
1997
Jarosite production replaced by paragoethite
Jarosite disposal ceased in October 1997
1992
Effluent Treatment Plant commissioned
1991
Modernisation program for Leaching and Purification completed
1988
NHB and CRA combined their zinc and lead mining and smelting interests to form Pasminco
1984
North Broken Hill Peko took over EZ
1971
Established as a world leader in zinc technology with the introduction of the jarosite process
1938/39
One millionth tonne of cathode zinc produced
1920
The Electrolytic Zinc Co of Australia/Asia was formed
Plant expanded to 100 tonne a day
1917
10 tonne/day demonstration plant constructed
1916
First sod turned at Risdon on the western shore of the Derwent River (Nov 16)