Phase 1 and Phase 2 concentrators, along with their joint debottlenecking programs, have all been completed, achieving a processing capacity of 9.2 million tonnes per annum. This results in a combined annual production capacity of more than 450,000 tonnes of copper. It is expected to become the world’s fourth-largest copper mine.
Currently, efforts are underway to accelerate the construction of the Phase 3 concentrator plant with a capacity of 5 million tonnes per annum and the construction of a 500,000 tonnes per annum copper smelter. These new facilities will be completed and commissioned by October 2024, lifting the annual production capacity to 620,000 tonnes of copper.
Upon reaching a processing capacity of 19.2 million tonnes per year, the project will become the world’s second-largest copper mine, with an annual copper production of more than 800,000 tonnes.