Central Africa's Copper Renaissance by ProQuest


To achieve that, KCM is at last developing the famed Konkola Deeps mining project and, having refurbished its existing Nkana smelter with a nameplate finished copper production capacity of 180,000 mt/y, it is also building a new 250,000 mt/y finished copper capacity smelter at Nchanga, near the town of Chingola. The Chambishi copper smelter, a joint venture between two Chinese companies, state owned behemoth China Nonferrous Metal Mining and more agile private sector company Yunnan Copper Industry (which has a 40% share), is expected to begin production later this year.

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