UNKI TO COMMISSION $62 MILLION SMELTING PLANT
Written by lavaud on May 16, 2019
Unki Mine will commission its $62 million platinum smelting plant today an occasion set to be graced by President Emerson Mnangagwa.
Unki Mine general manager Mr Walter Nemasasi confirmed the development to the media yesterday.
The plant whose construction work started in 2016 after the company heeded to government’s beneficiation call is already complete.
The refinery is hoped to give Zimbabwe an opportunity to refine its platinum as opposed to the present situation where the miners export raw ore.
Commissioning of the Unki platinum smelter is expected to go a long way in transforming the Zimbabwe mining industry in line with the Transitional Stabilisation Programme, which compels companies to beneficiate their minerals through investing in ore processing plants.
The country has two other platinum mining producers, Zimplats and Mimosa whose smelting and refinery plants are at different stages of construction.