Genesis Plant crusher upgrade
The first of the two optimisation projects will be the upgrade of the crusher at the Genesis Plant. The crusher upgrade is aimed at increasing throughput by 15% (approximately 180 ktpa), with a potential increase in chemical grade chrome concentrate and foundry grade chrome concentrate production by 24 ktpa and 18 ktpa respectively. The project is scheduled to be commissioned during July 2018 at an expected capital cost of approximately ZAR90 million (~US$7.5 million). Operating costs are estimated at ZAR10 (~US$ 83 cents) per tonne, with an expected payback period of less than 12 months.