- October 23, 2020
- Posted in LOCAL
Zimbabwe’s second-largest Platinum producer Unki Mines, a subsidiary of the Anglo-American Platinum’s productions increased by 14 percent in the quarter ended 30 September 2020 compared to the comparable quarter in 2019.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Anglo-American Platinum Natasha Viljoen attributed the increase in production to lower volumes recorded in Amandelbult.
‘The strong performances at Mogalakwena, Unki and Mototolo were partly offset by lower volume from Amandelbult. The Company reached 94% of its normal operating levels at its own mined operations at the end of the quarter.’
The company also recorded a Platinum Group Metals (PGM) production increase of 12% to 60 000 ounces.
Viljoen also said that despite the lower productions from other joints operations Unki has managed to increase productions.
‘Due to the overall strong M&C production performance in Q3 2020, we have increased our full-year M&C production guidance to between 3.6 – 3.8 million PGM ounces, she said.
PGM sales volumes for the year will remain highly dependent on the level of refined production in the fourth quarter of 2020.