Our copper business is located in Zambia, India and Australia.
Our Zambian copper business is owned and operated by Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), while our Indian copper business is focused on custom smelting and is operated by Sterlite Industries India Ltd (Sterlite). In addition, Sterlite also owns the Mt. Lyell copper mine in Tasmania, Australia, which provides a small percentage of Sterlite's copper concentrate requirements. Vedanta owns a controlling 58% stake in Sterlite and 79.4% of the share capital of KCM.
Our Zambian operations comprise mines at Konkola, Nchanga and Nampundwe. At Konkola, we have the flagship Konkola Deep Mining Project (KDMP), which provides access to one of the largest high-grade ore-bodies in the world - the Konkola underground mine, with a grade of 3.55% and around 24+ years mine life. We also own a tailings leach plant and smelter at Nchanga, and a refinery at Nkana. These operations delivered 160,000 tonnes of integrated copper production in FY 2013, and 216,000 tonnes of total finished copper production.
Our Indian operations include a smelter, refinery, phosphoric acid plant, sulphuric acid plant and copper rod plant at Thoothukudi in southern India, and a refinery and two copper rod plants at Silvassa in western India.
Production of cathodes at our Copper India business was 353kt in FY 2013. Our Australian operations produced 26kt of mined metal in FY 2013.
For further information please click on the below links:
Konkola Copper Mines
Copper Mines of Tasmania