Our copper business is located in Zambia, India and Australia.
Our Zambian copper business (Konkola Copper Mines) is owned 79.4% by Vedanta, while our copper division at Sesa Sterlite is a custom smelter at Tuticorin, India. In addition, Sesa Sterlite also owns the Mt. Lyell copper mine in Tasmania, Australia, which provides a small percentage of the copper concentrate requirements of the Tuticorin smelter. Vedanta owns a controlling 58.3% stake in Sesa Sterlite and 79.4% in Konkola Copper Mines.
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 copper cathodes at our Zambian and India business were 177kt and 294kt, respectively, in FY 2014. Our Australian operations produced 18kt of mined metal in FY 2014.
For further information please click on the below links:
Konkola Copper Mines
Copper Mines of Tasmania
Sesa Sterlite Limited