263 867 700 4612 Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00 P O Box 6380, Harare, Zimbabwe
+263 772 131 619-30 Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00 P O Box 61, Selous, Zimbabwe
+263 772 513 910-15 Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00 P O Box 61 Selous, Zimbabwe
Creating a better future through the metals we produce.
Zimplats’ business is production of platinum group and associated metals from the Great Dyke in Zimbabwe. Our vision is to be the most valued and responsible metals producer, creating a better future for our stakeholders.
We are focused on creating a better future :
- We align the interest of our stakeholders behind our ability to unlock the power of the metals we produce to improve the quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come.
- We are sustainable and competitive thinkers with a strong focus on long-term value creation.
- We seek to deliver to the full potential of our assets and place sustainable practices at the core of our business.
- We operate in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
From the deepest quarry to the international trading rooms, we search and offer to the world a piece of Zimbabwe’s heart. Our business is focused on the extraction and marketing of platinum and platinum group of metals. But this is not our cause. We are inspired by a Great Zimbabwean civilization that constructed monolithic structures in the ancient of days which still stand today in Masvingo.
From our ancestors, this story continues and we are playing our part by using our natural resources to build the greatest Zimbabwe yet.
The Zimplats story is the Zimbabwean story.
• Zimplats took over BHP Minerals International Exploration Inc’s share of Hartley Mine.
• Zimplats established an open-pit mine at Ngezi (2.2Mtpa) with investment from Implats and resuscitated SMC concentrator and smelter. • Development of Mupani mine (replacement mine for Rukodzi in FY2022 and Ngwarati in FY2025) ahead of schedule.
• Embarked on development of third Concentrator Plant at a cost of US$93.8million with name plate capacity of 0.9Mtpa. Project is scheduled for commissioning in first quarter FY2023.
• Implementation of SMC tailings dam extension project to sustain the operation at the termination of the existing tailings storage facility (TSF) when it reaches its maximum design height of 43m.
• Commenced bankable feasibility studies for sulphur dioxide emissions abatement and smelter expansion projects.
• Progressed with bankable feasibility study for resuscitating the mothballed Base Metal refinery at SMC.
• Implementation of employee houses project in Turf (Ngezi additional 1052 houses) and 340 Chegutu (SMC employees). • Achieved Bimha mine design capacity after redevelopment
• Surpassed Phase 2 nameplate capacity (6.2Mtpa) mining and milling
• Resolution of mining lease area and mining tenure issues.
• Attained another 10 million fatality free shifts.
• 10% equity stake issued to the Zimplats Employee Share Ownership
Trust as part of its Indigenisation implementation plan.
• Embarked on development of Mupani mine to replace Rukodzi and
Ngwarati mines at a cost of US$388 million. • Phase 2 expansion plant commissioned on schedule.
• Attained 10 million fatality free shifts.
• Bimha Mine partial collapse and redevelopment.
• Resuscitation of open-pit operations following the Bimha Mine
• Established the Community Share Ownership Trust and donated
US$10 million. • Zimplats embarked on the US$340 million Phase 1 expansion project. A 2.0Mtpa Bimha mine and concentrator module plant were established at Ngezi.
• Increasing mining and concentrator capacity from 2.2Mtpa to 4.2Mtpa.
• Zimplats embarked on the US$492 million Phase 2 expansion, development of a 4th underground mine (Mupfuti mine) and concentrator module at Ngezi, to increase production to 6.2Mtpa nameplate capacity. Phase 2 expansion included construction of the 30 500ML Chitsuwa dam, 1000 employee houses and associated infrastructure at Ngezi.
• Release of ground agreement in which Zimplats released 36% of its ground to the Government of Zimbabwe in return for anticipated cash and empowerment credits, prior to promulgation of indigenisation legislation.
• Terminated open pit operations.
One of the key challenges of sustainable development is that it demands new and innovative choices and ways of thinking. As part of our commitment to conducting business in a sustainable manner, we embrace this challenge and continuously examine the way in which we do business and the impact that we have on our stakeholders and the environment.
- A 63% reduction in the number of lost time injuries (LTIs) from eight in FY2016 to three in FY2017
- Run-of-mine (ROM) ore production increased by 6% from 6.6 million tonnes to a record 7 million tonnes
- Platinum in converter matte produced and in concentrate sold decreased by 3% from 290 410 ounces in the previous period to 281 069 ounces
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