Reduced quality of extracted ore will constrain the development of production Kazakhmys copper until 2014, after which the company plans to increase the production of the «red metal» by 60% due to the implementation of several major projects. So while production will remain at about 320 thousand. Per year.
«A slight expansion of capacity of our mines will be leveled and a decrease in the grade of ore production at some plants, mainly located in Zhezkazgan, — told Reuters in Kazakhmys. — Nevertheless, the release is expected to grow because we have two large and several medium-scale projects, which can provide about 60% of the current production volume of copper. «
The composition of the copper division Kazakhmys includes two metallurgical plants, GOKov ten, twelve mines and three careers that have sufficient reserves to maintain copper production stable for at least 20 years.
Most produced by Kazakhmys Copper is available in China and Europe.