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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Kamoa Copper selects Metso Outotec for DRC expansion

Kamoa Copper SA has entered an order with Metso Outotec for the delivery of crucial concentrator equipment for the miner’s mining complex expansion in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The order has been entered with the supplier’s 2Q22 bookings, though neither party released the value of the deal. Scope of delivery includes energy-efficient HIGmill regrind mills with polyurethane wear…

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Kamoa-Kakula copper project ahead of schedule

Construction of the Phase 2 concentrator plant at the Kamoa-Kakula copper project in the Democratic Republic of Congo is ahead of schedule with project officials anticipating a Q2 2022 start up.  The 3.8 million-tonne-per-annum (Mtpa) concentrator plant is a carbon copy of the Phase 1 concentrator plant, and is being constructed alongside it. All long-lead items of equipment, structural steel,…

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