Following the successful relocation of the dredge and Wet Concentrator Plant (“WCP”) B, Kenmare Resources has commenced production at Pilivili site in Mozambique.
WCP B and its dredge were relocated 23 kilometres from their previous mining location of Namalope to the high grade Pilivili ore zone.
After the move, the plant and dredge were floated across the Mualadi river and into the starter pond.
Michael Carvill, Managing Director said: “I’m pleased to announce that we have begun production at Pilivili, ahead of our target.”
Mining was previously targeted for mid-Q3 2020 but has now commenced ahead of schedule.
“The move of WCP B and the dredge represents the final stage of our growth programme. Now, we are well-positioned to produce 1.2 million tonnes per annum of ilmenite from 2021,” added Carvill.
The move was complete using platform vehicles called self-propelled modular transporters by a specialist heavy lifting and transport contractor.