Debswana Management has taken a decision to temporarily shut down the Orapa No.1 Plant for up to three (3) months with effect from July 1st, 2013. This follows a recent review of the plant’s general and structural condition which identified that there is a need to embark on more intensive maintenance of the plant. The areas that need attention are broadly the Screening building, Tertiary Crushing building and the Dense Medium Separation building.
The temporary shut-down is therefore to enable remedial work at these areas of the plants to take place both quickly and safely.
All Orapa No.1 Plant employees will continue reporting for duty.
Orapa Mine has had a strong production performance during the first half of 2013. To help mitigate the production loss that is expected from the shutdown, production at Orapa No.2 Plant will be increased while at the same time increasing treatment of the Old Recovery Tailings.
Kesego Okie (Mrs)
Public and Corporate Affairs Manager
Debswana Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +267 2902212
Mob : +267 71346771
Fax: +267 2970375