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Kazzinc: Ust-Kamenogorsk new metallurgy project

Supplier: MIPAC
28 June, 2011

MIPAC has been contracted through Xstrata Technology to design and commission a plant-wide control system which is a major component of the upgrade to the Kazzinc Ust-Kamenogorsk zinc, lead and copper complex in Kazakhstan.

MIPAC scope:

  • Supply new plant designers with consistent measurement and control design standards for use across the plant
  • Design and configure the plant-wide Emerson DeltaV distributed control system
  • Design and supply electrical control and instrumentation for the new ISASMELT™ lead and copper plants and the IsaProcess copper refinery.

Technical highlights:

  • Development of an in-house software tool to reduce work effort and increase accuracy and consistency of translations
  • Use of an integrated design package to execute detailed design work and automatically generate items such as drawing, spreadsheets and reports


  • Kazzinc will be able to increase the efficiency and profitability of their electro-refining operation; improve operator safety and produce larger amounts of high-quality copper cathode with the same levels of input
  • Implementation of a new wireless cell condition monitoring solution in the copper refinery - MIPAC’s CellView® solution.