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Boliden Odda

Major zinc and zinc alloy producer

The Odda zinc smelter, established back in the 1920s, is beautifully located right next to Sorfjorden in western Norway. The primary raw materials are zinc concentrates for zinc production. The secondary raw material is recycled zinc. In recent years, Odda has undergone extensive streamlining work with the investments made in new process equipment. The goal is to reach an annual capacity of 200 ktonnes of zinc which is anticipated as early as 2017. 

Odda in figures

  • Established: 1924
  • Acquired: 2004
  • Operating profit : 314 SEK m (2016)
  • Average number of employees: 289

Did you know that...

The construction and infrastructure industries are the largest users of zinc, but the automotive, transport, electrical and electrical consumer goods industries are also important areas of use for zinc. 

Whether zinc is used in construction materials or coatings for other materials, it is highly recyclable. 

Boliden Odda production, 2016

  • Zinc: 170 ktonnes
  • Sulphuric acid: 120 ktonnes

Bedrock repository

Boliden prioritizes internal solutions for hazardous process waste management. As part of a comprehensive and systematic environmental effort, the first bedrock repository was built in Odda in 1986 for the disposal of jarosite (ferrous process waste).

Today, mercury and sulphurous waste is also stored here along with copper mattes from the lead smelting plant in Bergsöe. During 2014, the rock repository at Odda was extended with a further two rock cavities for jarosite. 

Contact us

Boliden Odda

Eitremsneset, NO-5751 Odda


Boliden Head Office

Boliden Group
Klarabergsviadukten 90
P.O. Box 44, SE-101 20 Stockholm
Tel: + 46 8 610 15 00
Fax: + 46 8 654 80 90