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Meet Kaluba – helping reduce air emissions in Zambia

Author: Glencore | Date: 22/10/2018

Kaluba Mulenga is a senior processing engineer at our Mopani Copper Mines in Zambia. Growing up in Mufulira – one of the towns near our operations, he knows better than most what it was like before Glencore bought the operations and upgraded the smelter.

When we acquired the assets in 2000, the smelter had been freely emitting SO₂ for decades.

So we addressed the problem – completing a $500 million upgrade project in 2014, in one of the largest environmental projects ever undertaken in Zambia.

We completed this three-stage project over several years, in order to keep the plant open while the upgrade happened – protecting the livelihood of its 9,000 employees.

As a result of the work, we now capture more than 95% of Mopani’s SO₂ emissions.

Hear from Kaluba on how he’s continuing this work and ensuring we continue to control emissions.

Meet Kaluba, process engineer at Mopani Copper Mines in Zambia