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Ivanhoe Mines Announces Kamoa-Kakula Copper Mine Expansion Completion

Canadian mining company Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) announced the successful completion of construction for the first phase of its Kamoa-Kakula copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This significant milestone marks a major step forward in bringing this large-scale, high-grade copper mine into production.


The Kamoa-Kakula project is situated in the heart of the African Copperbelt, a prolific copper mining region.  This first phase, known as Kamoa-Kakula Phase 1, boasts a nameplate capacity of 3.8 million tonnes of copper concentrate per year.  The mine is expected to ramp up production over the coming months, targeting full capacity by the end of 2024.


Ivanhoe Mines highlights the Kamoa-Kakula project's potential to be a significant contributor to the global copper market. Copper is a vital metal used in various applications, including electrical wiring, renewable energy technologies, and construction.  As the demand for copper is expected to rise in the coming years, the Kamoa-Kakula mine is positioned to play a key role in meeting this growing need.


The company also emphasizes its commitment to sustainable mining practices.  Ivanhoe Mines outlines its efforts to minimize environmental impact and work collaboratively with local communities.


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