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Trail Operations Conducting Planned Maintenance Shutdowns

Teck Trail Operations
By Teck Trail Operations
July 12th, 2022

As previously announced, Trail Operations will be undertaking planned maintenance shutdown work from late August through to the end of November 2022.

In a media release, Teck said the shutdowns are required for long-term reliable and efficient performance of Trail Operations with maintenance activities that require shutdowns are being planned concurrently in order to minimize the overall duration of downtime at Trail Operations.

The work will be focused on maintenance of the lead smelter area, including a replacement of the KIVCET Hearth and a rebuild of one of our Roaster domes. In addition, general maintenance activities will be taking place throughout the site.

“The maintenance work is required for continued safe operation of the plants and is integral to the ongoing performance of Trail Operations,” said Thompson Hickey, General Manager, Trail Operations.

“As in all our work at Trail Operations, our priority will be on the health and safety of our employees, contractors and communities as we execute these maintenance activities.”

Approximately 800 – 1000 contractor employees will be onsite to supplement Trail Operations employees in executing the work, providing an economic boost to our region through the use of local hotels, restaurants, and other amenities.

Major maintenance shutdowns occur approximately every four years, with the previous shutdown in 2018. The planned shutdowns have been factored into our 2022 production guidance.

About Trail Operations

Trail Operations represents one of the world’s largest fully integrated zinc and lead smelting and refining complexes. Trail’s metallurgical operations also produce a variety of precious and specialty metals, chemicals and fertilizer products.



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