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Zest WEG has delivered electrical solutions for an ambitious DRC mine project that will be among the world’s lowest greenhouse gas emitters per unit of copper produced
Building out the electrical infrastructure for a large mining and industrial complex in a remote part of Africa is a test of character for any power company. Zest WEG opened up recently on its role at the Kamoa-Kakula copper project, near Kolwezi, in the southern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), one of Africa’s most ambitious mine projects underway right now.
Eventually, it could develop into the second biggest copper mining complex in the world, after Chile’s mighty Escondida development. As well as its size, Kamoa-Kakula is set to be one of the cleanest and greenest mines on the continent – its primary energy source comes from hydro-generated electricity from the Inga River.
Zest WEG is currently supplying an extensive range of motors and variable speed drives (VSDs) for the second phase of the project, which is located on the Central African Copperbelt in the DRC. Its solutions will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the site.
Read about the project in the latest issue of African Review here.