New R230m chrome tailings plant launched

South African mine-to-market chrome producer ChromTech Holdings said on Wednesday that it had completed a R230-million chrome tailings retreatment plant at Lonmin, where the plant forms part of the platinum-mining company’s bulk retreatment of upper group two tailings initiative, which is currently bringing the lowest cost ounces into the London- and Johannesburg-listed platinum mining company’s portfolio and providing near-term cash on minimal capital expenditure. Completed on time and under budget in a 12-month construction period, the plant is the sixth chrome recovery plant that ChromTech has designed, constructed, commissioned and operated since its inception 12 years ago.