Metals Acquisition’s CSA Copper Mine back online

Metals Acquisition (ASX:MAC) says power has been restored as of 4 March 2024 after recording a 400 to 500 tonne disruption in production at its CSA Copper Mine in New South Wales following a ‘large’ storm on 29 February. 

The $1.31 billion market capitalisation company says power to the mine was severed after the storm passed about 100km east (near Nyngan) of the mine, which impacted the main 132kVa power line to the mine. 

All grid power was out to the mine for more than 26 hours while the power line owner and operator restored the downed lines and infrastructure.

According to Metals Acquisition, all staff are safe and while about 50mm of rainfall at CSA was associated with the storm, this has had no affect on operations due to the long-standing nature of the operation and its well established systems for dealing with rainfall events.  

Metals Acquisition is focused on operating and acquiring metals and mining businesses in high quality, stable jurisdictions that are critical in the electrification and decarbonisation of the global economy. 

Write to Adam Drought at Mining.com.au

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