Mopani Copper Mine

After the successful completion of Lubambe Mine's Concentrator Civil works in Chililabombwe, Zambia, WBHO Zambia was in November 2012 awarded the civil works of the acid plant and gas cleaning plant for Mopani copper mines in Mufulira. Mufulira is a Copperbelt town situated 40km from Kitwe and 60km from Chingola. The first phase of the project was to construct the foundation for the converter, 6 heat exchangers, 3 acid towers, two 21m diameter acid tanks with containment area, and stack. In the month of January 2013, the works was extended with some more foundations for the gas cleaning area, cooling towers for contact sections and gas cleaning area, foundations for the pipe racks, duct supports, pipe and cable supports and 2 MCC rooms with all the brickwork and foundations.

The scope of works comprises some 7900m3 concrete, 12000m² of formwork, 7000m² of acid brick tiling and 2200m² of face brickwork. The workforce on site totals 275 of whom only 11 are expatriates.

Contract duration:  
Nov 2012 - Nov 2013

Contract value:  
Zambian Kwacha 65 Million   (US$ 12 Million)

Client:
MOPANI COPPER MINES PLC

Location:    
Mufulira, Zambia