Premier African Minerals Limited’s (LON:PREM) RHA tungsten mine in Zimbabwe will be fully connected up to an electricity supply early in 2020 after delivery of equipment by ZESA, the state power company.

ZESA has provided RHA with a temporary solution that can be operated manually at site until a new transformer has been delivered and installed.

The overall effect of the above is that RHA will have access to electricity to power all facets of the operations from early January 2020.

George Roach, Premier’s chief executive, said: “I am very pleased that we managed to electrify RHA.

“When coupled with the plant optimisation, this will significantly reduce operating expenditure and generally further de-risk planned return to production.”