Mined metal production was 16% higher at 45,000 tonnes in Q2 and 14% higher at 86,000 tonnes in H1 as compared with the corresponding prior periods respectively. The increase was driven by production ramp up at Konkola due to faster mine development and higher throughput from the newly commissioned Nchanga concentrator.
|Copper - Total||61||52||17%|
(In'000 tonnes, or as stated)
Total production of copper cathodes was 17% higher at 61,000 tonnes in Q2 and 8% higher 110,000 tonnes in H1. Higher mined metal production contributed to a robust 42% increase in integrated production to 47,000 tonnes in Q2 and a 23% increase to 83,000 tonnes in H1. Production from custom smelting was affected by lower availability of third party concentrate.
At KDMP, bottom shaft loading has been commissioned and waste hoisting has commenced ahead of schedule. The 3 million tonne per annum Nchanga West concentrator’s flotation circuit has been commissioned and is operating smoothly, while the milling section is currently under commissioning.
Source - Vedanta Resources