Kansanshi Smelter Project

Full Plant Wide Control System for a Greenfield 1.2MTPA Copper Smelter

Kansanshi is located in the North western province of Zambia near the bustling town of Solwezi. The Smelter is 80% owned by First Quantum Minerals (FQM). The Kansanshi smelter was a greenfield site adjacent to the Kansanshi open cast mine and concentrator. When in full operation, the smelter is designed to process 1.2 Mtpa of concentrate, producing over 300,000 tpa of copper metal. The smelter produced its first anode in December 2014 after a 36-month construction period.

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