Nyrstar Idles Budel Zinc Smelter
Located near Budel-Dorplein, Budelís nameplate capacity is 315,000 metric tons per year (mt/y) of zinc, but the smelter has been operating at reduced capacity since the fourth quarter of 2021. Nyrstar said its operations at Balen, Belgium, and Auby, France, continue at the curtailed production levels announced last year. The company is actively managing operational capacity.
No redundancies are planned. Instead, employee duties will be redirected to focus on maintenance, training and other essential activities.
Nyrstar is an international zinc and lead producer with mining, smelting and other operations located in Europe, the U.S. and Australia. It employs approximately 4,000 people worldwide. Its corporate office is based in Budel-Dorplein, the Netherlands.