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Whyalla Smelting Plant

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Thursday 21st September 2023 at 10:30 AM
Location: Entrance Via Lincoln Hwy, WHYALLA SA  
Under Instructions: from the new owners due complete site redevelopment.
Fees: A Buyers Premium of 16.50% Will Apply, Sale is GST Inclusive
Enquiries: Andrew Maros 0418 845 884 andrewm@mgs.net.au, John Fuss 0412 694 852 johnf@mgs.net.au
Live Auction Webcast: https://www.interbid.com.au/mgs
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Complete Smelting Plant Facility to incl, Furnace, Rotary Kilns, Fuel Coal Mill, Pug Mills, Gas Cooling & Scrubbing, Batching, Silo, Hoppers, Conveyors, Pumps, Compressors, Pressure Vessels, Cooling Towers, Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant, Heat Exchangers, Shipping Containers, Relocatable Switch Rooms, Sundry & Auxiliary Plant, Spares, even a Small Mountain of Coal Etc. ( Note Inspection is recommended, as only part of the plant is decommissioned, the owner is prepared to assist with deconstruct work for an agreed cost.)


Constructed in 2000 and operated for 2 years on a trial basis, then put into care and maintenance.
in 2008 the plant had a major redevelopment for the purpose of leach residue processing and only operated for several months. 

The plant has been on care and maintenance ever since, although in recent times the site has been left sitting, most of the main infrastructure is in place and in sound condition.

What's up for offer.

Elongated low Profile Furnace with 2 Lances, 2.45 dia  x 5.00 high, plus tower structure, access & all associated controls and plant.

The Furnace and structure will be offered as a whole with estimated quotes available to de mobilize and prepare for re location.

Water Gas Scrubber, ( Lime Stone Scrubbing), Plus 160M3 Silo.

2 x Air Swept Hammer mills, plus Kockem Fuel Dispensers, bag filters and hardware.

Multiple Rotary Screw compressors.

Cooling Tower Bank

2 x Rotary Drying kilns 

Various Endless conveyors, 6 - 60 Meter, Hoppers, Mettler Toledo Bag Weigh, Weigh Bridge Platform, Warman Pumps, Incinerator. McLanahan 12x10 Pug Mill

Quantity of Conveyor Belting Rolls, Containerized, Genset Twin Cats 700KVA & Reverse Osmosis System  and More.

Note, there also will be plant offered form the firms workshops in the Barossa Valley SA

Some plant is ready for loading, However the fixed plant in still in place is the responsibility of the buyer , on the inspection day contractors will be available to offer quotes for removal.

Note there is a dedicated room with all plant drawings and specifications available to the purchasers. 


This sale will be conducted traditionally onsite along with a live webcast which bidding online will commence 5 days prior to the sale.

Payment is to be made with in 24 hours of the sale completion, if negotiated prior for extra time a 20% deposit will be required at the completion of the sale.

The vendor and or auctioneer are not responsible for quantities, conditions or any stated comment about the plant to be sold.

Its highly recommended making contact with the auctioneer and attending the inspection as advertised.

Removal of plant, all plant with exceptions of the smelter and infeed conveyors should be removed with in 4 weeks of the sale, other plant to be negotiated with vendor.