Based on the operation results for the first half of 2018 Kazakhmys Corporation LLC has implemented ore mining plan. The total amount of ore mined is 14 M 507 Kt.
Ore processing plan was exceeded by 92.8 Kt. The total volume of processing amounted to 15 M 51 Kt. Average copper content in processed ore was 0.93 %.
The volume of produced refined copper is 104,116 t which exceeds planned targets by 7,027 t. Copper concentrate production amounts to 123,056 t exceeding the plan by 4,261 t.
“We are planning to launch the second furnace at Zhezkazgan Smelter at the end of the year and use the full capacity of Zhezkazgan Smelter. In regards to Kazakhmys Energy the planned overhaul and turbo generator launch are being implemented according to the plan. We are planning to launch additional unit at Zhezkazgan TPP (Thermal Power Plant) till the end of the year and complete technical upgrade of Topar TPP (Thermal Power Plant)”, Bakhtiyar Krykpyshev, General Director of Kazakhmys Corporation LLC Management Board comments.