Harmonee 2012 EOOD is a Bulgarian company engaged in the modernization and expansion of the zinc production of the former Lead-Zinc Complex in Kardjali, southern Bulgaria.
The New Zinc Smelter is built entirely on new advance technology and compliant with all environmental requirements. The smelter will use highly efficient and energy effective innovative technologies with high degree of automatization. It is strategically located in close proximity to major southeastern ports in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey and has well established local rail and road network.
The modernization and expansion of the new zinc smelter in Kardjali includes construction of new process buildings and full replacement of the equipment and facilities necessary for the commissioning of a new contemporary smelter for zinc production for Bulgaria and the Balkans. The facility will utilize a Roast-leach-electrowin process for zinc production, for operation in compliance with the highest ecological, health and safety standards. Planned production capacity of the New Zinc Smelter is 45 000 tones of special high-grade zinc and 100 000 tones of sulphuric acid annually.
Key priority of the New Zinc Smelter is full compliance with all ecological requirements for environmental, air, water and soil preservation. Best available techniques (BAT) are applied for achieving the necessary world standards in this field.
As a social responsibility, the company has accepted the application of proven techniques and leading innovations in the waste management, energy efficiency and human resources development programs.
The New Zinc smelter will provide the opening of new job positions for Kardjali region, which will have a significant social effect.
Our understanding for industrialization is the skillful combination combination of tradition and innovation. The development of the New Zinc Smelter project will lead to significant economic effect for the Kardjali region as well as for the country in general. The goal is to manufacture a world-class quality product, which will aid Bulgarian exports abroad.
The former state owned Lead-Zinc Complex (LZC) situated in the town of Kardjali began its production activity on 5 September 1955 with production capacity of 5,000 tones of zinc ingots and 7,000 tones of sulphuric acid annually.
In 1956 LZC commenced lead production with annual capacity of 8,000 tones. During 1956-1990s LZC was one of the leading and most developed producers of zinc and lead in Bulgaria.
In 1998 the privatization of LZC began. The new shareholders introduced a number of technological and environmental improvements. As a result, the plant capacity reached 32, 000 tones of zinc ingots and 21, 000 tones of lead ingots per annum.
In 2012-2013 the LZC was acquired by Harmonee 2012 EOOD, which has taken up an initiative to modernize the zinc production by completing a Phase One from the New Smelter by 2020.