Eti Bakır A.Ş. Küre Plant
Before privatization, mining and production operations at the Eti Bakır A.Ş. Küre Plant were limited to a depth of 140 m. Following the acquisition of the plant by Cengiz Holding, exploration showed new reserves below 140 meters and a new underground system descending to 960 meters was established. New tunnels with a length of 40 km and wide enough to traverse with subterranean vehicles were also excavated. Today, the Eti Bakır A.Ş. Küre plant produces 1,000,000 tons of Raw Copper Ore, 90,000 tons of Copper Concentrate and 400,000 tons of Pyrite Concentrate every year through underground mining. It is planned that the copper produced at Küre will meet 8 to 9% of national demand. Together with the Murgul plant, this will meet 15% of the national demand.