Big Plans On Cards for Rosh Pinah

NEW expansion plans by Vedanta Resources will see the company’s Skorpion Zinc mine at Rosh Pinah becoming one of Africa’s biggest zinc mining and smelting operations.

CEO Tom Albanese said the new vision is for an integrated zinclead business in southern Namibia and the Northern Cape province of South Africa, creating an integrated zinc smelterrefinery complex at Rosh Pinah.

“We will be looking to see how we can further leverage this economically in an area of high unemployment and a fragile arid zone biodiversity. This becomes our zinc anchor in Africa,” Albanese said in London last week.

“Vedanta Resources has been in Africa now for more than a decade, and I am bullish about the potential, both of our existing companies and their opportunities but also for the future of mining across Africa.”

Vedanta Resources is a London listed diversified global resources major. The group produces aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, silver, iron ore, power, and oil and gas. Vedanta also has assets in India, Zambia, South Africa, Ireland, Liberia, Australia and Sri Lanka.

Source : The Namibian