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Aurubis to Restart Copper Output After Accident
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Jul 22,2010

HAMBURG July 21 (Reuters) - Europe's largest copper smelter Aurubis (NAFG.DE) said it expected to restart copper concentrate smelting at its main Hamburg plant late on Wednesday after an accident stopped work last week.

About 2,000 to 2,500 tonnes of copper output would be lost because of the accident, a company spokeswoman said.

The Hamburg plant produces about 380,000 tonnes of copper annually and processes about one million tonnes of copper concentrate.

The company has said on July 16 it had stopped copper concentrate smelting at the Hamburg plant after an accident in a smelter.

It had been earlier hoped to complete repairs on Monday but it had taken longer than expected to remove molten copper which had escaped from a furnace and solidified, the spokeswoman said.

Repairs were expected to cost around 150,000 euros ($193,600). 

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