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Konkola Copper Mines

Zambian Minister commissions mining equipment

MINE CITY Kitwe, in the Copperbelt province of Zambia, is home to many mining operations, including LSE listed mining company Vedanta’s Konkola Copper mine Zambian Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Wylbur Simuusa visited Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) in his capacity as Nchanga Member of Parliament last month to familiarise himself with the company’s operations. Speaking after commissioning of new...
12th September 2014

Copper mine invests in community programmes

Copper mining and metals company Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), in Zambia, restocked its Mushishima stream, in Chingola, with 50 000 fingerlings and launched a tree-planting programme at the Chingola Prison and selected local schools, in June.
13th September 2013

Refractory lining to be completed in June next year

Mineral processing and mining services company Dickinson Group has been contracted to complete the refractory lining of all the smelting units at Toronto-listed company First Quantum Minerals’ (FQM’s) Kansanshi mine, in Zambia.
13th September 2013

Empowered company acquires 26% of reagent chemicals trader ChemQuest

Broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) company Dziviri Potash, which is jointly owned by industrials investment companies Arkein International, Leruo MMVM Investment Holdings and Prograce Investments, acquired 26% of South African reagent...
23rd August 2013

Zambia wants Vedanta's KCM to reduce planned layoffs

Zambia has told Konkola Copper Mines, owned by London-listed Vedanta Resources, and the country's mining unions to work together and find ways of mitigating proposed jobs cuts. KCM said last week it will cut 2 000 jobs in Zambia to restore profits.
30th May 2013

Zambia's Konkola says smelter to remain shut for one month

Zambia's Konkola Copper Mines, owned by London-listed Vedanta Resources, said on Tuesday that its Nchanga smelter will remain shut for one month. Konkola last week closed the smelter as a result of a metal leak through the wall of a furnace.
23rd April 2013
Mining Services

Railway contractor undertakes various underground projects

Railway and civil engineering contractor Flint Construction, a division of the First Tech group of companies, aims to complete the refurbishment of the existing railway infrastructure at 7 Level of junior platinum miner Atlatsa Resources’ Bokoni...
29th March 2013

Economic recovery gaining momentum

Following the recovery of copper mining in Zambia in the past decade, the country has redeemed its economy.
14th September 2012

Seychelles-registered group clinches Konkola underground development contract

Seychelles-registered mining contracting company Group R Mining & Exploration has been awarded a five-year contract for decline and ancillary underground development at Vedanta’s Konkola copper mine, at Chililabombwe, in Zambia.
31st August 2012

Zambia’s position as Africa’s top copper producer to be consolidated

Large-scale copper and nickel development projects in Zambia are expected to consolidate the country’s status as Africa's largest copper producer, and will increase sub-Saharan Africa’s copper production from 1.2-million tons in 2011 to...
6th July 2012
Consulting Engineers

South African consultancy assisting mining industry in Cameroon

Mining engineering consultancy SRK Consulting is currently advising the government of Cameroon on developing a minerals and mining industry in the country, chairperson Roger Dixon tells Mining Weekly.
27th April 2012
Mining Services

Increased need for equipment as mining operations evolve

The global need for headgears, shaft equipment and related expertise is growing at a significant rate as openpit mines adopt underground mining methods to exploit finely disseminated or deep ore deposits.
20th April 2012
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