About Us

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Nyrstar Hobart is located on the western bank of the River Derwent in Hobart, Tasmania. We are a large-scale zinc smelter with a capacity of 285,000 tonnes.

The Hobart smelter is one of the world’s largest zinc smelters in terms of production volume.

The facility uses the Roast-Leach-Electrolysis (RLE) process for zinc production. Hobart’s key products are special high grade zinc, die cast alloys (branded ‘EZDA’) and continuous galvanising grade (CGG) alloys. In addition, the site produces by-products of cadmium, copper sulphate, paragoethite, lead sulphate, leach concentrate and sulphuric acid.

Hobart is closely integrated with the Nyrstar Port Pirie multi-metals smelter, which processes Hobart’s paragoethite by-product as well as other leach by-products.

The site has been significantly upgraded and modernised, with improvements in the gas purification and acid plants in the roasting facility and in the leaching and purification processes; the introduction of mechanised zinc stripping in Electrolysis and the automation of the casting plant.

The Hobart site was the original base load consumer for the development of hydro electricity in Tasmania.

We employ around 600 people (both direct and contract employees) and continue to be a major contributor to Tasmania’s economy, representing around 25% of the State’s total exports.

The strong relationship the smelter has with our community has been forged over more than 100 years and continues today through community meetings and  community grants and sponsorships.

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Our History

Our History

Our history in Tasmania spans more than a century.

Making Zinc

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    Our national and international accreditations