BCL embarks on grand diversification drive

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SELEBI-PHIKWE: BCL Mine has announced plans to begin sourcing copper and nickel concentrate to process to smelter, in southern Africa.

This is in line with the company’s efforts to transform the mine into a regional metallurgical hub. The company is also exploring iron deposits while plans are also underway to establish a sulphuric acid plant and a coal-to-liquid project.

During a press conference last week, the mine’s divisional manager for corporate strategy, Mack William, said the BCL smelter, which is the largest in southern Africa, is a strategic advantage and the mine intends to maximise on its potential. “We are looking for concentrates from surrounding countries to process here. That will likely turn BCL into a metallurgical hub. We anchor on the smelter, it has to be modernised so that it continues to be relevant to the nickel concentrates around Africa,” he explained.

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