Hindustan Dorr-Oliver to help Zambian copper refinery expand capacity

Hindustan Dorr-Oliver has bagged a $85-million project in Zambia for equipment supply, erection and commission of the Konkola Copper Mines Plc.

Under the contract, Hindustan Dorr-Oliver will provide residual basic engineering, detailed engineering, procurement, supply, fabrication, erection and commissioning of its copper refinery expansion project at Chingola, Zambia.

While Hindustan Dorr-Oliver is already an equipment supplier for process industries in the global market, the Zambian project is a major breakthrough, the company said in a filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

The company is engaged in the supply of minerals and metals and project management, engineering, procurement and construction services across the value chain of the mineral and metal recovery process, including mineral processing, smelting and refining.

Hindustan Dorr-Oliver serves almost all aluminium refineries in India.

It is also a pioneer in uranium mining in the country and is currently building 3,000 tonnes per day capacity green field ore mining and processing facility for Uranium Corporation of India in Andhra Pradesh.

The company has also expertise in iron ore beneficiation and pelletisation in the steel sector.

Hindustan Dorr Oliver views the Zambian project as a base for expanding business opportunities in the African country, which has a lot of potential for other mineral projects coming up in the near future.