Replacement of primary mill discharge end at BRPM Concentrator
Temporary repairs have since been carried out, and regular monitoring to track any further deterioration has been implemented. To date, no further deterioration has been observed, however, the extent of the damage necessitates replacement of the mill discharge end.
The commencement date of the mill end replacement has not yet been confirmed but is anticipated to occur in August 2013 and will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks. The cost of the repairs will be approximately R4.5 million.
Depending on the duration of the concentrator shutdown, between 96 000 and 145 000 tonnes of Merensky ore will be stockpiled ahead of the concentrator during this period, which stocks are expected to be depleted by the end of December 2013.
23 July 2013
Macquarie First South Capital (Pty) Limited
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