Johannesburg – Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) told investors on Wednesday that the water leak at its converter plant would be repaired by next week.
Amplats, a division of Anglo American plc, said the detailed technical investigation into the cause of the leak showed localised damage to a single cooler tube that was now being replaced.
“The repair work is expected to be completed next week, and recommissioning will then start once a detailed risk-based assurance process has confirmed it is safe to do so,” said the company.
The company is temporarily closed the high-pressure cooling section of the Anglo Converter Plant (ACP)Phase B unit for repairs after detecting a leak.
Amplats confirmed that this leak was unconnected to the repair work recently completed on the ACP Phase B unit.
They said that other maintenance was being carried out and additional controls put in place while the ACP Phase B unit was off-line in order to provide greater operational stability.