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Zambian substantial African contract wrapped up

By on August 14, 2014 in Copper, Mining with 0 Comments
Zambian substantial African contract wrapped up

Marthinusen & Coutts recently completed installing four mill motors at an undisclosed copper mine in north-west Zambia. The massive electric motors, with diameters of 40 and 28 foot and with each stator quadrant weighing about 100t, are the largest the company has installed to date and probably the biggest in Africa. Marthinusen & Coutts’ scope […]

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Smelting expansion on Zambia’s cards

By on August 13, 2014 in Copper, Mining with 0 Comments
Smelting expansion on Zambia’s cards

The capacity of Zambia’s existing three copper smelters is insufficient to process the increased volumes of concentrate produced by the country’s copper mines, even with a new 1,2 million tonne per annum smelter comes on line. Canadian-based mining company First Quantum Minerals’ Kansanshi copper mine, in the north-west province of Zambia, has accumulated stockpiles of […]

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Logistics eased in Zambian Copperbelt

By on July 24, 2014 in Copper, Mining, Power with 0 Comments
Logistics eased in Zambian Copperbelt

Logistics and supply chain group Imperial Logistics has extended its African presence into northern Zambia, by establishing a transport depot in Ndola, in the Copperbelt Province. The new Zambian registered business forms part of group company Snyman Transport, and will operate as Snyman Transport Zambia. Dougie Truter, chief executive officer of Imperial Logistics’ Africa division, […]

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