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Canadian miner achieves record smelter production

24th February 2017 Canada-based international gold mining company Dundee Precious Metals’ (DPM’s) Tsumeb copper smelter, in Tsumeb, in Namibia, achieved record smelting production in December, with quarterly concentrate production also at a record high of 61 270 t, DPM said when it announced its mine and smelter... 

30 000 t/y output in three years targeted

24th February 2017 Aim-listed copper mining company Weatherly International is targeting production in Namibia of 30 000 t/y within three years at a production cost of less than $2/lb with minimal capital expenditure (capex). This is according to the company’s November investor presentation in which it notes that... 

Brief history of 15th ICG, the first to be hosted in Africa

By: Jade Davenport     19th August 2016 The City of Cape Town is set to host the thirty-fifth International Geological Congress, the most prestigious of geoscientific conferences held every four years, between August 27 and September 4. While it is certainly an exciting occasion for South Africa, it is interesting to note that the... 

Engineering company innovates to save money and time

By: Dylan Stewart     15th May 2015 Multidisciplinary engineering company LogiMan has successfully completed its work on the Tschudi copper project, in Namibia, ahead of schedule and within budget. 

ABB clinches Namibia smelter contract

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     24th August 2012 Power and automation technology group ABB was awarded a five-year contract by Namibian Custom Smelters (NCS), which is located in Tsunemb, in Namibia, about 425 km north of Windhoek.  

Company Announcement: ABB wins five-year Full Service agreement for copper smelting plant in Namibia

17th July 2012 Contract with Namibia Custom Smelters to improve maintenance, production planning, and equipment reliability 

Moves to tackle Namibian smelter’s sulphur dioxide emission problem 

By: Natalie Greve     18th May 2012 The recent installation of three air-quality monitoring stations at the Dundee Precious Metals-owned Tsumeb smelter, in Namibia, is set to tackle its “unacceptably high” levels of sulphur dioxide (SO2) emission levels and forms part of the facility’s N$560-million environmental upgrade. 


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