Impala Platinum to commission furnace

[] – IMPALA Platinum (Implats) is to commission an idled furnace this month, giving it extra capacity for greater flexibility in handling its own concentrate as well as offering toll refining to third parties, said BDLive.

Once the furnace refurbishment, which started in July, is completed at the end of this month, Implats will have a set of two 35MW furnaces and one 30MW furnace. Implats has operated just two furnaces for the past three years to save costs.

“With our Rustenburg mines ramping up and Zimplats back at full production, combined with our improved ability to manage constrained power with three furnaces, it makes sense to start the third furnace again,” Johan Theron, group executive of corporate relations told BDLive.

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