ferrochrome smelting in zimbabwe

  • Sinosteel to increase ferrochrome output in Zimbabwe ...

    Jul 29, 2011 · Zimbabwe's three major smelters have a combined capacity to process 1.5Mt of chrome ore. The country produced 500,000t of chrome ore in 2010, according to Chamber of Mines figures. Zimbabwe, which has 12% of the world chromite reserves, has seen its ferrochrome output dip from 5% of global production in 2000 to its current level of 1.2%.

  • KPMG commodity insights bulletin chromite

    for smelting into ferrochrome which is then processed into stainless steel8. Zimbabwe Zimbabwe is historically the second largest location for chromite reserves, accounting for approximately 12 percent of the global chromite reserves. Zimbabwe chrome ore production has increased in recent years following domestic changes to economic and energy ...

  • Ferrochrome - Wikipedia

    Ferrochrome, or Ferrochromium (FeCr) is a type of ferroalloy, that is, an alloy between chromium and iron, generally containing 50% to 70% chromium by weight.. Ferrochrome is produced by electric arc carbothermic reduction of chromite.Most of the world's ferrochrome is produced in South Africa, Kazakhstan and India, which have large domestic chromite resources.

  • Zimbabwe Annual Mining Conference 31 May 2019

    May 31, 2019 · chrome ore in Zimbabwe is production of ferrochrome •Due to the good quality of its chrome ore resource, Zimbabwe largely produces Mid- High carbon ferrochrome (52-60% Cr). This is compared to charge chrome which is the main type of ferrochrome produced in RSA where the %Cr is typically 47-52%. •Smelting is energy intensive and

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  • The recovery of ferrochrome from slag at Zimasco ...

    Six commercial plants have been built and are now operating, one of which is at Zimasco's ferro-chromium smelting complex in KweKwe, Zimbabwe. This plant is now producing saleable ferrochrome containing less than 2% slag at a recovery of over 96% of liberated metal

  • Zimbabwe Annual Mining Conference 31 May 2019

    May 31, 2019 · chrome ore in Zimbabwe is production of ferrochrome •Due to the good quality of its chrome ore resource, Zimbabwe largely produces Mid- High carbon ferrochrome (52-60% Cr). This is compared to charge chrome which is the main type of ferrochrome produced in RSA where the %Cr is typically 47-52%. •Smelting is energy intensive and

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  • President witnesses new chrome smelting technology | The ...

    Exothermic is a unique and new technology of smelting chrome concentrate into ultra-low carbon ferrochrome in less than 60 seconds which does not require electricity. ... President Mugabe said the ...

  • Is Chrome our hope to lift the Economy? - Mining Zimbabwe

    New technology will also improve smelting efficiencies, thereby, improve the viability of the industry. Further expansions will see a Zimbabwe ferrochrome capacity increase to at least 956 000 tonnes by 2022. Therefore, there is a need for significant investment in developing the mining capacity of the country from exploration through to ...

  • Zimasco to invest US$80 million in expansion projects ...

    Zimasco will invest an estimated US$80 million in new furnace smelting capacity in the medium-term as part of the mining giant's expansion plans, a company official has said. By Chris Muronzi Company spokesperson Clara Sadomba told businessdigest in the capital this week that Zimasco, which has an operational capacity of 180 000 metric tonnes per annum, [.]

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    The name Maranatha is derived from a Biblical Verse: One Corinthians 16 V 22 which refers to Maranatha as meaning, "Our Lord Has Come". Maranatha Ferrochrome (Private) Limited was established in 1998 by a group of Zimbabwean resident investors led by Mr. Dave Butcher who was then working for Union Carbide.

  • Ferrochrome production in meltdown - DailyNews Live

    Oct 15, 2012 · HARARE - Zimbabwe's ferrochrome production is facing an unprecedented meltdown following the continued fall in ferrochrome prices and weak international demand for the commodity. Economic experts are calling for urgent government intervention to save the sector following Zimbabwe Mining and Smelting ...

  • Production - Zimbabwe - PMM - Johnson Matthey

    Mining at Mimosa has a long history: the deposit was exploited briefly in the 1920s, and trial mining was undertaken by Union Carbide Zimbabwe between 1966 and 1975. Zimasco (a ferrochrome mining and smelting company) took over Mimosa in 1992.

  • Govt sets target for ferrochrome output | The Zimbabwe Daily

    In an earlier interview with our sister paper, The Sunday Mail Business, ahead of the International Chrome Development Association (ICDA) conference which was held in Victoria Falls last month, Minister Chitando also noted that with smelting capacity being installed, Zimbabwe could see a much needed decline in chrome concentrate and lumpy export.

  • Chrome smelters get mining claims | The Herald

    Zimbabwe's raw chrome exports amounted to 284 943 tonnes last year, generated a mere $31 million against 149 131 tonnes of high carbon ferrochrome, which earned the country $115 million.

  • Ferro Chrome

    Sep 4 HC ferrochrome and chrome ore stock by plants in ... Sep 2 Late ten days of August 2019 stainless steel stoc... Aug 28 HC ferrochrome and chrome ore stocks by plants in... Aug 21 LC and MC ferrochrome and chrome ore stock by Nor... Aug 20 LC and MC ferrochrome and chrome ore stock by sou... Ferro Chrome Operation Statistics » More

  • New dawn in chrome sector | The Sunday Mail

    "Most of the smelting technology in the country is old and there is need to invest in new technology, especially technology that can process fines. In the medium term, further expansions will see Zimbabwe ferrochrome capacity increase to at least 956 000 tonnes by 2022," he said.

  • Zimasco scales down ops | The Zimbabwe Daily

    Tinashe Makichi Business Reporter Zimbabwe'S largest ferrochrome producer, Zimasco has scaled down its ferrochrome smelting operations to 40 percent capacity due to the prevailing low market prices for ferrochrome on the global market.. The ferrochrome giant last year said it has increased its production from 40 percent to 97,5 percent owing to an improvement in the operating environment.

  • Chinese firm to invest in Zimbabwe Chrome smelters

    Jul 16, 2012 · Chinese firm Afrochine Smelting will invest about US$2 million to construct two smelters in Zimbabwe for processing chrome ore into high-carbon ferrochrome, low-carbon ferrochrome and ferrosilicon chrome Smelters are used to process chrome ore into high-carbon ferrochrome, low-carbon ferrochrome and ferrosilicon chrome.

  • Speciation Of Chromium In Soils, Plants And Waste Water At ...

    Bag 9055, Gweru, Zimbabwe 2 Department of Chemical Technology, Midlands State University, P. Bag 9055, Gweru, Zimbabwe Abstract: This study assessed chromium pollution in soils, plants, water and slag from a ferrochrome smelting plant in Gweru, Zimbabwe. Speciation of chromium in plant leaves, soil and slag samples was carried out by