High energy prizes urge Nyrstar to close production Dutch Zinc Smelter

The Netherlands – Nyrstar’s zinc smelter in Budel will be put in mothballs from 1 September until further notice. Or in professional terms: in care and maintenance. Nyrstar’s zinc production has been under pressure for some time now due to the much higher electricity prices. The company cannot pass these costs on to the customer because the prices are determined on the world market. As a result, margins are evaporating.

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