Canada’s Ivanhoe Mining to double production at African mine

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Production to expand Ivanhoe Mines has announced that construc-tion of Kamoa-Kakula’s Phase 2 concentrator plant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is to double the miner’s copper production to approximately 400,000 tonnes per year, is advancing ahead of schedule.


“The project team now anticipates beginning operations of the Phase 2 concentrator plant in Q2 2022, as compared to current guidance of Q3 2022,” the business said in a statement.


“This outstanding construction progress at our Phase 1 and Phase 2 mines in this challenging environment is a testament to the extraordi-nary skill and dedication of our 'United Nations' of managers, staff and contractors,” said Robert Friedland, Ivanhoe Mines’ founder and executive co-chair.


The copper project is a joint venture between Ivanhoe Mines, China’s Zijin Mining Group, Crystal River Global Limited, and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo.