Karo Refining will include the concentration, smelting and refining functions to produce PGMs, including a base metal refinery and precious metal refinery. At steady state, the platinum mining complex is expected to produce 1.4 Moz of refined PGMs per annum. The refineries will be sized to treat up to 2.0 Moz of PGMs per year, providing an additional 0.6 Moz for toll refining to be utilised by other PGM producers in the country.
Post refinery value addition opportunities are also being explored.
The refinery complex will comprise:
- PGM concentrators
- Smelter complex
- Base metals refinery
- Precious metal refinery