Part of the Konkola
Deep Mining Project
in Zambia.
 
Lusaka, Zambia — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 15 June 2011 – Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) “’ the Zambian unit of London-listed Vedanta Resources “’ has announced that it intends installing three 8MW generators at its flagship mine to avoid blackouts which occur so often in case of emergencies.

Revealing this in a statement issued here, the company said the generators, to be commissioned this month, would provide a total of 24MW in back-up power at the Konkola Deep Mining Project (KDMP), should the national grid fail to supply enough electricity.

The KDMP is expected to help raise KCM total annual copper production to more than 400,000t over the next five years.

KCM has invested more than US$2 billion in new projects, expansions and upgrades of its Zambian assets in the last six years to raise production and extend the life of its mines.