This industrial project comprised the construction of buildings together with systems necessary for the commissioning of the UPCAST US36X-15 technological line for the manufacture of wire rods from oxygen-free, high conductivity copper.

The UPCAST oxygen-free copper rod manufacture installation

Investor: KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. "Cedynia” Copper Smelter
Time of project execution: 2005-2006

Additional technical data:

  • Length: 60 m
  • Width: 20 m
  • Height: 13 m
  • Surface area of the shop floor: 1200 m2


Poland, dolnośląskie Province,

Project outline

The “Cedynia” Copper Smelter is a modern rolling mill processing electrolytically refined copper into copper wire rods and oxygen-free copper products characterised by stable quality and meeting the strict requirements of the manufacturers of electric cables and wires as well as electrical and technical equipment.

The new technological line allows the manufacture of products of diversified applications and specifications. The Upcast technology increased the smelter's production capacity by 15000 tonnes of copper per year.

Greatest challenges

  • Performing the works in untoward weather conditions
  • Having a short period of time for the performance of works

Key moment

Installing the production line on the shop floor.