Mopani Confirms Arrival Of A US$26m Converter At Mufulira Site

The 26 million US dollar worth 132 tonne convertor owned by Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) arrived safely at its Mufulira site on Saturday morning.

The converter arrived at Richards Bay, South Africa, from India on 21st June and crossed into Zambia on Saturday 16th July at the Kazungula Border post.

According to a statement released  by Mopani Copper Mines, installation of the new converter is part of its goal to reduce sulphur emissions by 97% by 2015.

Following the arrival of the convertor, work will now commence at Mufulira to install the converter plus associated equipment, the estimated completion date of which is December 2011.