Tailings Buttressing

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Mopani Copper Mines PLC is in the process of buttressing [reinforcing] and expanding its tailings storage facilities (TSF) in both Kitwe and Mufulira to enable the Mine to handle the expected significant increase in the volume of tailings from the increased production from the new Expansion projects.

The buttressing will increase the factors of safety to safeguard mitigate against similar recent worldwide dam failures.Feasibility studies that incorporated Geotechnical factors, Buttress design, Emergency Response and Trigger Action Response Plans have since been completed and reviewed by independent reviewers. Upgrade of Services installations that include real time monitoring of Dam infrastructure will be completed by 2022. Construction of the Buttressing Dam Walls is planned to commence in 2022 and will run concurrently with the completion of the Expansion projects.