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HZL Update on Ongoing Expansion Projects

Metal News - Published on Wed, 06 Nov 2019

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The ongoing expansion projects are at the verge of completion and reach 1.2 mtpa of mined metal production capacity in H2 FY2020. Capital mine development increased by 20% YoY to 11.7 km in Q2 and by 14% to 23 km in H1. The production shaft at Sindesar Khurd, which was commissioned earlier, is ramped up with associated conveyor & automation system in production.
At Rampura Agucha, the shaft project is in advanced stage and expected to be completed in Q3 FY2020.

At Zawar, India's first ever dry tail stacking plant was commissioned during the quarter. Additionally, the two back fill plants are on track to be commissioned in Q3 FY2020, enabling mining of left out high-grade ore in old pillars.
At Rajpura Dariba, the existing production shaft capacity is being upgraded from 0.7 to 1.3 million tonne per annum to debottleneck the mine and expected to complete in Q4 FY2020.

Smelter debottlenecking to expand capacity to 1.13 million tonne per annum is complete. The commissioning of Fumer Project has commenced and first metal to be out by end of Q3 FY2020.

Digitisation projects at RA and SK mines are on track. Key milestones achieved in quarter include tracking of UG equipment on real-time basis at RA and SK mines, automation of pumping system at RAM, tele-remote operations of drilling equipment & loaders at RAM and centralised task scheduling & management at SKM.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 06 Nov 2019
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