Vancouver, B.C. – Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today reported an electrical equipment failure on August 25, 2019, at the Trail Operations zinc refinery in Trail, British Columbia, Canada. The equipment failure affected one of four rectifiers used in the zinc refinery. There were no injuries or environmental impacts related to the failure.
Repairs are expected to take up to 20 weeks at an estimated cost of $5 – $10 million. During this time, refined zinc metal production at Trail will be limited to three of the four cell houses. As a result, production capacity during this time will be reduced by approximately 25%, resulting in an estimated production loss of 20,000 – 30,000 tonnes.
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Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Teck to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.
Factors that may cause actual results to vary include, but are not limited to, unforeseen technical issues, unplanned delays in repairs or delays in receiving parts and supplies, natural disaster, changes in general economic conditions or conditions in the markets for zinc, labour disruptions, and other risk factors as detailed from time to time in Teck's reports filed with Canadian securities administrators and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Certain of these risks are described in more detail in the annual information form of Teck and in its public filings with Canadian securities administrators and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Teck does not assume the obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK. Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources.
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