BCL smelter rebuild project

2017-6-30 · BCL smelter rebuild project. Founded in 1956, BCL Limited operates as a mining and smelting company with their Main Centre of Operations in Selebi-Phikwe, Botswana. BCL''s original nickel smelter was built during the 1970''s, with Outotec Flash Smelting technology. The approximately 4,200 employee operation produces around 50,000 tpa of ...

BCL closure: the journey to hell and ...

2016-10-13 · BCL closure: the journey to hell and back begins. Crippled dreams as Tati-BCL close. The writing has always been on the wall. MATSILOJE: Government''s decision to place BCL mine under provisional liquidation with immediate effect has also consequently prompted the closure of its subsidiary Tati- Nickel Mine Company (TNMC), leaving over 800 ...

Botswana plans to reopen liquidated BCL copper mine – Your…

Botswana plans to reopen liquidated BCL copper mine ...

BCL Mine could have new owners by December – …

2020-9-5 · Faced with dwindling commodity prices and rising operating costs, the cash-strapped Botswana government made an abrupt decision to close BCL Group, comprising BCL limited and Tati Nickel Mining Company, in a provisional liquidation by order of the High Court of Botswana …

BCL

Botswana RST (Botrest) liquidated in October 2007, was a holding company of BCL Limited owned by the Botswana Government 30%, Lion Ore Mining International Limited 25%, public shareholders 40% and other shareholders 5%. Prospecting activities commenced in 1959, covering an area of 42,000 square miles. 3 years of prospecting, using geo-chemical ...

BCL Limited (In Liquidation) And Tati Nickel Mining ...

The Minerals Development Company Botswana (Proprietary) Limited ("MDCB"), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Government of Botswana, owns the shares in BCL, and BCL''s wholly-owned subsidiary, BCL Investments (Proprietary) Limited – In Provisional Liquidation ("BCLI"), holds an …

BCL

 · Botswana RST (Botrest) liquidated in October 2007, was a holding company of BCL Limited owned by the Botswana Government 30%, Lion Ore Mining International Limited 25%, public shareholders 40% and other shareholders 5%. Prospecting activities commenced in 1959, covering an area of 42,000 square miles. 3 years of prospecting, using geo-chemical ...

BCL reopening: Canadian investors keep dream alive

2021-9-6 · The report says North American Nickel is a founding shareholder PNR which submitted an Indicative Offer to the BCL Liquidator in June 2020 to acquire the former producing BCL Selebi-Phikwe Mining Complex and the Tati Nickel Mining Corporation ("TNMC") Operations as well as regional exploration joint ventures on highly prospective Ni-Cu-Co projects located in north-eastern Botswana.

Mining

2017-3-16 · Mining Method. We mine our coal from underground and we ferry it to the crushing and screening plant on surface using a conveyor belt. At this plant, we crush and screen it to different sizes for the needs of our various customers. ... BCL mine in Selibe Phikwe, Botswana Ash, Kgalagadi Breweries Limited, Makoro Brick and Tile, Botswana Meat ...

BOTSWANA : Ex-BCL execs mount joint mining comeback …

2021-6-3 · While Bostwana''s state-run mining company BCL has finally found a Canadian buyer after almost five years of liquidation proceedings (AI, 18/02/21 ), its former management has bounced back quite nicely, and often with former colleagues.

BOTSWANA : MINING

1996-2-7 · Underground the BCL copper-nickel mine. BOTSWANA''S great mineral wealth decisively refutes the one-time description of its being one of the world''s poorest countries. Despite the slow recovery in the global economy which affected the …

BCL mine closure affects Selebi-Phikwe

2016-12-13 · The mine closure is symbolic of the malaise among Botswana''''s metal producers that bore the brunt of the commodity price rout. The copper and nickel industries have been decimated as a result of the BCL shutdown and the earlier closure of shafts owned by Discovery Metals Ltd, African Copper Plc and Tati Nickel Mining Co. Together they accounted ...

Botswana: BCL Mine Partial Opening Possible

2020-12-20 · Botswana Daily News (Gaborone) By Kgotsofalang Botsang. Selebi Phikwe — Government is working round-the -clock to lure investors to reopen parts of BCL mine…

North American Nickel Congratulates PNR on Signing ...

2021-9-28 · PNR submitted an indicative offer to the BCL and TNMC liquidators in June 2020 to acquire the assets of the former producing BCL Mining Complex and separately the TNMC operations located in north-eastern Botswana.

Botswana names preferred bidder for shuttered copper …

2021-2-14 · CANADIAN mining investment company, Premium Nickel Resources Corporation, has been named preferred bidder for BCL Ltd, a shuttered copper producer owned by the Botswana government, said Bloomberg News citing Mmetla Masire, the permanent secretary for Botswana''s Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security.. Nickel Resources had six months to conduct a …

Four killed in BCL Botswana accident

2016-5-31 · Four killed in BCL Botswana accident. It is said that the ten workers were travelling in an underground mine shaft elevator when the accident happened on May 29. Only one of the mine''s four shafts was affected.

BCL Mine | Mining News

2016-10-25 · Botswana to assist in mining town transition The closure of the BCL Mine, which has been the main contributor to the economy of Selebi Phikwe, a small town in Botswana has meant government has had to plan ways to cushion the town''s hardship until the provisional liquidation of the BCL Mine...

PNR seals deal to resuscitate two BCL assets

2021-10-4 · "The World, Botswana and the mining industry have changed dramatically since mining first started at the former BCL assets in the early 1970s. The nickel-copper-cobalt resources remaining at these mines are now critical metals, required for the continued development of a decarbonized and electrified global economy," he said.

Mining Industry of Botswana

The BCL operation accounted for about 60% of Botswana''s industrial sector''s total energy consumption. The output of copper-nickel matte from the BCL smelter traditionally has exceeded the smelter''s 40,000-metric-ton-per-year (t/yr) design capacity, often by more than 30%. Despite the adverse effect of cyclical metals prices during the ...

BCL buyer looking at a P4 billion investments to open the …

2021-2-22 · Faced with the dwindling commodity prices, and rising operating costs, the government overnight abruptly closed the BCL Group, made of BCL limited and Tati Nickel Mining Company, in a provisional liquidation by order of the High Court of Botswana on 9 October 2016.

Botswana plans to reopen liquidated BCL copper mine ...

2018-9-23 · The Botswana government has revealed that plans are underway to re-open the liquidated state-owned BCL copper mine. Selebi-Phikwe''s BCL mine was closed in 2016, resulting in over 5,000 job losses. The Minister of Minerals Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, Eric Molale (pictured), confirmed the plan to re-open the mine …

Nation still haunted by the BCL shut ...

2018-7-31 · BCL mine. The decision to put BCL group under liquidation some two years ago by the Ian Khama administration continues to evoke mixed reactions even to this day. The closure of mines under BCL group, BCL and Tati Nickel has certainly left many disappointed especially the more than 5000 workers who have added to Botswana''s nearly 20 percent of ...

Lies are at the centre of bcl mine closure – Botswana Gazette

2016-10-20 · The Botswana National Front (BNF) calls upon the Botswana government not to close down the BCL mine to save the thousands of jobs in the town. This includes jobs at the mine, government institutions, private sector and informal sector. While the mine employs around 5 000 employees, thousands of workers are also employed in several shops,…

BCL gets new lease of life

2021-10-1 · The discovery of nickel deposits south of Selibe-Phikwe will give the struggling BCL mine a new lease of life. Situated 10 kilometers from BCL Selibe operations the new Dikoloti mine that will be run as a joint venture between BCL and Discovery Metals Limited (DML) is expected to extend the life span of BCL to 2040 and beyond.

Fall of Ground Characterization: A Case Study of BCL Mine ...

2019-6-23 · The Bamangwato Concessions Limited (BCL), an underground mine located in Selibe-Phikwe, Botswana, was used as a case study where FoG events that occurred in various stopes and other excavations were recorded. Overall, two aspects of the FoG characterization were investigated.

BCL Mine | Mining News

2016-10-25 · Botswana to assist in mining town transition The closure of the BCL Mine, which has been the main contributor to the economy of Selebi Phikwe, a small town in Botswana has meant government has had to plan ways to cushion the town''s hardship until the provisional liquidation of the BCL Mine... Read More Subscribe to thenewsletter Subscribe

Botwana''s BCL picks up Norilsk ...

2015-4-8 · BCL is a mining and smelting company located in the town of Selebi Phikwe and wholly owned by the Botswana Government. It has world class metallurgical facilities anchored by its copper nickel smelter with a treatment capacity of just less than 1 Mtpa.

The reopening of BCL: Stakeholders speak out | Sunday …

2021-10-6 · Faced with the dwindling commodity prices, and rising operating costs, the cash-strapped Botswana government made an abrupt decision in October 2016 to close BCL Group, made of BCL limited and Tati Nickel Mining Company, in a provisional liquidation by order of the High Court of Botswana on 9 October 2016.

Botswana: Re-Open BCL Mine

2020-12-20 · At the time of closure in 2016, BCL had sufficient mineral reserves/resources to last well in the future and these reserves can be mined commercially to end of mine life; Official BCL resources...

BCL – BCM, Botswana Chamber of Mines, Mining and …

The Selebi Phikwe ore deposits are owned and operated by BCL Limited in which the Botswana Government has 7.5%; Lion Ore Mining International Group has 6%, Botswana RST Ltd 85% and 1.5% by others. Contact details: Website: Public Relations Office. Tel: + 267 262 1393/3529. Fax: + 267 261 0441. Email: [email protected]

Botswana gets offer for struggling BCL mines | Reuters

2017-2-7 · Botswana''s high court agreed on Tuesday to delay the provisional liquidation of state-owned BCL Mine Ltd after lawyers representing the liquidator KPMG said they had received an offer to buy its ...

Botswana sells troubled state-owned mine to Canada''s ...

2021-9-29 · Canada''s Premium Nickel Resources (PNR) will buy Botswana''s defunct, state-owned BCL copper mine with a view to restarting operations within three years, Minister of Minerals, Green Technology and ...

Morupule Coal Mine | Tsena

Morupule Coal Mine (MCM) is located on the outskirts of Palapye, Botswana, along the Serowe-Palapye road. MCM started production in 1973 as an Anglo American Corporation subsidiary with the main objective of to supplying coal to the then Bamangwato Concessions Limited mine (now BCL) and BPC power plant situated in Selebi Phikwe.

Mining | Go Botswana | Botswana Investment and Trade ...

2021-9-30 · BCL mine currently exports raw copper and nickel ore for processing. A domestic refinery could potentially add value to Botswana''s mining sector. Four refinery options have been considered: Option 1: Treatment of BCL matte only; Option 2: Treatment of BCL …

Recent Improvements at the BCL Smelter

2009-8-26 · BCL Limited operates the only Flash Smelting Furnace on the African continent. The smelter is located in the mining town of Selebi-Phikwe (population about 50 000), situated in north-eastern Botswana, about 50km off the Gaborone – Francistown highway. The furnace was commissioned in 1973, and produces a high-grade

BCL suitor given further six months – The Patriot On Sunday

2021-4-14 · BCL suitor given further six months. April 14, 2021. in News. 287 18. 0. Moagi. LEFOKO MOAGI*. 1.0 Purpose. The purpose of this note is to update Parliament on the BCL Group liquidation and the leasing arrangement of houses in Selebi-Phikwe by the Government of Botswana for former employees of BCL Limited.