Mozambique: Kenmare Output Up 22 Per Cent in 2013

Maputo — The Irish company Kenmare Resources, which mines ilmenite, rutile and zircon from the heavy mineral sands in the northern Mozambican district of Moma, reported on 23 January that it increased output by 22 per cent in 2013.

According to a trading update, the company mined just under 24 million tonnes of ore. This produced 720,000 tonnes of ilmenite and 31,000 tonnes of zircon.

The main development during the year was the expansion of the plant. The company's Managing Director, Michael Carvill, commented: “completion of the expansion is another important milestone in Kenmare's development. I am delighted to see the positive contribution made by the expanded facilities and anticipate that production will continue to improve as we work with local authorities to manage the power supply issues”.

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