Cyanco to Expand Sodium Cyanide Production by 35,000 MT

October 2, 2018

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Cyanco to Expand Sodium Cyanide Production by 35,000 MT

Mining solutions manufacturer Cyanco plans to increase the capacity of its Winnemucca, NV sodium cyanide production facility by 35,000 mt/yr, the firm announced in a recent press release. The upgrade of the plant – billed by the company as the “world’s largest” production site for NaCN – is in response to an increase in demand from the gold and silver mining industries. 

“As the NaCN market continues to experience strong growth globally, we are expanding both solid and solution capacity to meet market demand and ensure the continued safe, reliable, and high-quality supply of product around the world,” said Michael Lefenfeld, president and chief executive officer of Cyanco, in a statement. “We are pleased that Cyanco’s new owners, affiliates of Cerberus Capital Management, have such confidence in our business model to support this strategic investment.”

Cyanco will install several new solid NaCN production lines at the Nevada plant that will process raw materials from the firm’s Alvin, TX facility. The company said it is also installing a range of new technologies at the site. 

Mechanical completion of the expansion is slated for the fourth quarter of next year. The firm plans to register its delivery system, which includes West Coast ocean and NAFTA rail supply chains, with the International Cyanide Management Code (ICMC) when the project reaches completion. 

Based in Pearland, TX, Cyanco operates sodium cyanide manufacturing sites in Nevada and Texas. 

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