ABB will upgrade the mine hoist at KGHM’s “Lubin” copper mine in southwest Poland, which is in one of the oldest mines in the Polish Copper Zone. The comprehensive modernization project will enhance the safety level, reliability and availability of the hoist installation, while reducing the work cycle cost.
One of the world’s leading copper and silver producers
Mine owner KGHM Polska MiedŸ S.A is one of the world’s leading producers of copper and silver with over 70 entities located, in Europe, North America and South America. It operates 10 plants in Poland, in mining and metallurgy industries.
The “Lubin” copper mine, located in Poland’s region of Lower Silesia, is a subsidiary of the KGHM Polska MiedŸ S.A. and has operated since 1968. The mine uses seven shafts, one of which is used for extracting ore and reaches up to 963 m of depth. The rich polymetallic deposits within the area contain copper and silver, as well as minor amounts of nickel, cobalt and molybdenum. The current output is 8 million Mg of material that contains 68.334 thousand Mg of copper and 319 Mg of silver. The annual plant production reaches 8 million tons of copper ore.