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Couts de prod : 0.80 $ / lb

MessagePosté: Lun 17 Aoû 2009 08:19
de bingogo
KCM turns to Brazilian firm for enhanced production

By Times Reporter

KONKOLA Copper Mines (KCM) has contracted U&M Mining of Brazil to enhance output at its Chingola Open Pit operations and double its production target to 500,000 tonnes per annum by the year 2011.

KCM also aims to raise its cobalt output to 5,000 tonnes per annum as a credit from its recently commissioned direct-to-blister 300,000 tonnes-per-annum smelter based in Chingola.

Acting Manager Open Pits, Obino Kalela said under the contract, U&M will mine two areas referred to as COP F & D of the vast Chingola Open Pit over a period of three years.

U&M, a reputable global contractor in mining and construction have carried out mining contracts in Brazil, Spain, Chile and Mexico and construction projects in Spain, Chile, Portugal and Morocco.

Mr Kalela said the open pits had the potential of contributing at least a third to the company’s copper and cobalt output.

“U&M is a mining contractor of international renown, having carried out similar operations across the world over a long period of time. Apart from creating employment, the company is bringing to KCM and Zambia other benefits like increased know-how and world-class competence in open pit operations,” he said.

KCM is aiming to be a 500,000 tonnes per-annum producer at a cost of 80 cents per pound by 2011 and recently launched an aggressive initiative called Tusunge Tubombe or Work to Save to drive this vision.

The Tusunge Tubombe initiative is premised on reduced costs, increased production, safety and security.

“Under the Tubombe Tusunge initiative, KCM is moving towards engaging world-class contractors to develop a world-class operation,” Mr Kalela said.

Zambia produced over 700,000 tonnes per-annum in the 1970s when it was one of the top four copper producers in the world.

The 500,000 target for 2011 would account for just over 50 per cent of the projected national output as Zambia looks to regain its global position after years of falling production.

U&M employs 250 local people and is mining overburden in the same areas of COP F&D down to the 120m bench under an already running contract with Konkola.

Under the new arrangement, the company will mine the entire COP F&D of both waste and copper ore to completion down to 345m bench.

The existing KCM Open Pits team, using selected equipment, will concentrate on mining the Nchanga Open Pit (NOP) which, apart from copper, is currently the company’s main source of cobalt.

KCM is implementing several projects, which it said will improve its output to 500,000 tonnes, half of Zambia’s total planned production by 2011 from the current 200,000 tonnes per year.

Meanwhile, Zambia’s largest cobalt producer, Chambishi Metals is set to resume production at its plant at the beginning of next month, chief executive officer Derek Webbstock has said after suppliers delivered raw materials.

Mr Webbstock said in an interview that the cobalt and copper processing company would not re-open this month as it was awaiting materials from suppliers who had not made any deliveries of concentrates yet.

He said the plant needed sufficient raw materials before commencing production and that it was currently trying to secure this with suppliers.

Mr Webbstock said an initial 300 workers would be re-engaged and that further engagements would depend on the mining industry’s performance.

He said performance of Chambishi Metals would largely depend on the consistent supply of concentrates to the plant.

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MessagePosté: Lun 17 Aoû 2009 08:46
de Laf1986
Ces couts sont apres déduction de la part cobalt?

Je crois que 0,8 fait parti des couts les plus faibles mondiaux, ou je me trompe?

ca fait bien parti des couts les plus faibles

MessagePosté: Lun 17 Aoû 2009 13:51
de bingogo
mondiaux.. les couts fixes élevés restent.. mais la prod est multipliée par 3...le top quoi...

petit calcul

on va dire que Kdeep va etre approximativement identique au niveau des coûts que KANSANSHI...

Avec une production trois fois supérieure on peut dire que Kdeep va donner d'ici un an quasi trois fois plus de bénéfices que Kansanshi (valeur d'asset supplémentaire) pour MLZAM...

et je ne prend pas en compte les 5000 tonnes de cobalt annuelle visées qui correspondent à 10 % de la production mondiale...

Ce qu'il faut savoir

Kdeep et le smelter Nchanga ont été quasi totalement financé par la mine KCM...dans laquelle ZCCM a aussi 20,6%

On va donc d'ici une année avoir

20.6% de KCM/KDEEP
20 % de KANSANSHI pour ne parler que des deux plus gros actifs de zccm

La mine de charbon Maamba va devenir aussi importante avec sa centrale thermique...

On peut dire donc que KDEEP + KANSANSHI vont développer à terme plus de 700 000 tonnes de cuivre sans parle rde cobalt ou d'or...

Prix de revient 1.2 $ pour etre consevateur soit 2600 $ la tonne, prix actuel au dessus de 6000 $ la tonne

20 % de l'ensemble pour zccm

l'outil de production est totalement financé et entre en production pour etre au top d'ici un année et demie

Le futur de zccm sera bele et bien correlé à kdeep...laquelle sera une des plus grande mine au monde et dont la teneur de cuivre varie autour de 4 % ...

la capitalisation de zccm, ou MLZAM est de 200 M d'euro