Vedanta Resources plc owned Zambian copper suspended underground operations, due to limited power supply|pipe fittings

 

 

Lusaka, September 24, London-listed India mining group – Vedanta Resources plc (Vedanta Resources PLC) has suspended its Konkola copper mines in Zambia (Konkola Copper Mines,KCM) Nchanga copper mine to work
Due to the company and the Copperbelt Energy Corp (the CEC) there was a dispute between, leading to CEC to reduce electricity supply to Nchanga copper mines, and mine was flooded.
Due to unpaid electricity bills, CEC for Nchanga copper mines on Saturday cut the electricity supply, causing KCM was forced to suspend the Nchanga mine operations.
KCM said on Tuesday that it lost nearly 500 tonnes of copper production, worth more than 3.3 million tons.
KCM spokesperson Shapi Shachinda said in a statement: "powered CEC limits, and bring water, led to temporary closure of KCM Nchanga mine downhole operation. ”
Shachinda said may take several weeks to pump water in mine and even take much longer to return to normal operation. He added that as a result miners may be trapped mines, electricity supply has been restored.
CEC said KCM refused to pay the electricity charges since April 2014, total of $ 44 million.
KCM2013 annual copper output of 160,000 tons.

Lusaka, September 24, London-listed India mining group – Vedanta Resources plc (Vedanta Resources PLC) has suspended its Konkola copper mines in Zambia (Konkola Copper Mines,KCM) Nchanga copper mine to work

 

Due to the company and the Copperbelt Energy Corp (the CEC) there was a dispute between, leading to CEC to reduce electricity supply to Nchanga copper mines, and mine was flooded.

 

 

Due to unpaid electricity bills, CEC for Nchanga copper mines on Saturday cut the electricity supply, causing KCM was forced to suspend the Nchanga mine operations.

 

 

KCM said on Tuesday that it lost nearly 500 tonnes of copper production, worth more than 3.3 million tons.

 

 

KCM spokesperson Shapi Shachinda said in a statement: "powered CEC limits, and bring water, led to temporary closure of KCM Nchanga mine downhole operation. ”

 

 

Shachinda said may take several weeks to pump water in mine and even take much longer to return to normal operation. He added that as a result miners may be trapped mines, electricity supply has been restored.

 

 

CEC said KCM refused to pay the electricity charges since April 2014, total of $ 44 million.

 

 

KCM2013 annual copper output of 160,000 tons.

 

 

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