Kamoa Copper receives largest capacity flash smelting furnace

Kamoa Copper, a subsidiary of Ivanhoe Mines, has selected Metso Outotec to supply a high-capacity direct blister furnace to the company’s copper mining complex expansion in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  The OEM said the furnace, with throughput of 500,000 tonnes per annum of copper, will have the largest licensed flash smelting capacity in the world. The value of this…

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Ground fall kills Kamoa-Kakula worker

A single fatal accident has been confirmed by Ivanhoe Mines’ Kamoa-Kakula mining complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The company said 9 September that the incident occurred at the underground Kansoko Mine in a development area when a fall of ground struck a Kamoa Copper employee. A comprehensive internal investigation has commenced, and the miner said it is…

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Ivanhoe bolsters executive line-up

Canadian-based, African-focused diversified producer Ivanhoe Mines has selected Mark Farren as its chief operating officer and Steve Amos as its executive vice president of projects. Executive co-chair Robert Friedland and president Marna Cloete made the announcement from the company’s Kamoa Copper Joint Venture in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Farren, whose appointment is effective 1 November, worked at…

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Ivanhoe’s Platreef adding gas-solar hybrid power

Ivanhoe Mines has become an alternative power shareholder with energy producer Renergen and has secured options to power its Platreef palladium-rhodium-nickel-platinum-copper-gold operations in South Africa with solar and liquid natural gas-powered electricity. The company, which now owns a 4.35% share in its partner, said it has acquired the exclusive right to negotiate an offtake agreement for the electricity. The plant…

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