Trail Operations

Teck’s Trail Operations, located in British Columbia, include one of the world’s largest fully integrated zinc and lead smelting and refining complexes and the Waneta hydroelectric dam and transmission system. The metallurgical operations produce refined zinc and lead, a variety of precious and specialty metals, chemicals and fertilizer products.

The Waneta Dam provides clean and renewable power to the metallurgical operations. Historically, power that was surplus to our requirements has been sold through the transmission system to customers in British Columbia and the United States.

Two-thirds of the Waneta dam and the output arising therefrom provides Trail Operations with reliable low-cost power. The remaining one-third belongs to BC Hydro.

Last updated: March 2011