Sunday, 5 May 2013

mopani copper mine's smelter upgrade project to cost kr2.3billion

Mopani Copper Mines On The Copperbelt’s Mufulira Town Says The Total Cost Of The Smelter Upgrade Project Is About Kr2.3billion.

Meanwhile The Third And Final Convertor For The Smelter Upgrade Project Of Mopani Copper Mines In Mufulira Plc Has Arrived.
The Mammoth 15 Feet X 35 Feet Convertor Arrived On Site At 11:00 Hours Zambian Time On 3rd May 2013 From South Africa.
Mopani’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Narain Goyal, Says This Signifies A Milestone In The Company’s Effort To Complete The Smelter Upgrade Project By December 2013, 18 Months Ahead Of The Original Schedule.
Mr. Goyal Says He Is Extremely Delighted About The Development Because It Reaffirms The Company’s Commitment To Promoting A Sustainable Environment And Enhancing Production Efficiency.
He Says The Arrival Of The Third Convertor Makes The Company Proud Of Its Dedicated Team Working On The Project Adding That The Next Few Months Will Be Very Exciting As The Company Draws Closer To Achieving Its Goal.
Mr. Goyal Says The Convertor Is Expected To Be Commissioned In December 2013, Together With The Second Acid Plant That Is Currently Under Construction In Mufulira And Once Completed, This Project Will Result In Over 97percent Capture Of The Sulphur Dioxide Emissions From The Smelter.
He Says Phase 1 Of The Smelter Upgrade Project Was Completed In 2006 Resulting In The Sulphur Dioxide Capture Of Approximately 50percent Compared To 0percent Since 1937 And Prior To Privatization.
The Mopani C.E.O Has Explained That Phase 2 Was Completed In 2009 And Focused Primarily On Improving The Production Capacity Of The Smelter From 420,000 To 625,000 Tons Per Annum Of Concentrate.
Mr. Goyal Says Phase 3 Commenced In 2009 And Is Scheduled For Completion In December 2013 And This Will Mark The Completion Of The Smelter Upgrade Project And An End To Nearly A Century Of Sulphur Dioxide Emissions.

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