On May 31, Anglo American Platinum detected a water leak in the high-pressure cooling section of the Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) Phase B unit. The unit was brought down proactively and safely and all employees evacuated the area safely.

A detailed technical investigation into the cause of this leak and potential repairs is under way, and the company decided to temporarily close the ACP Phase B unit to ensure an ongoing safe operating environment, protect employees and protect the integrity of the plant.

This latest action is separate from the repair work that was recently completed at the ACP Phase B unit and there is no damage to the prior repairs or to the furnace.

In the meantime, the repair of Phase A unit is progressing well and is unaffected by the current work at ACP Phase B unit.