Australian heavy rare earths developer, Northern Minerals Limited (ASX: NTU) has announced the first steel in the Browns Range pilot process plant has been erected. About 95 per cent of the second shipment of equipment and modules has been delivered to the Browns Range site, with the third and final main shipment having touched down at Darwin Port on December 16. The shipment, which consists of about 33 per cent of the total modular process plant and equipment, will be delivered to site in the coming weeks.
Australian heavy rare earths developer, Northern Minerals Limited (ASX: NTU) (the Company) is pleased to provide a progress update on the Browns Range Pilot Plant Project, under construction in the East Kimberley region of WA, including the following achievements:
- First steel in the process plant has been erected
- 95% of the second shipment of equipment and modules has been delivered to Browns Range site
- Third and final main shipment arrived at Darwin Port on 16th of December and has been unloaded
- Concrete progressing well with over 1,000m3 now poured
- Supplier of the Year Winner was a three-way tie
Primero Group is nearing completion of the concrete works in the beneficiation plant area and are making good progress with concrete works in the hydrometallurgical plant area, with the milestone of 1,000m3 poured on site. This represents over 67% concrete works complete
Delivery of the second main shipment of equipment and modular components to Browns Range has commenced with over 95% of the shipment already delivered to site. The third main shipment, consisting of 33% of the total modular process plant and equipment arrived at the Darwin Port on 16 December and will be delivered to Browns Range over the coming weeks. The annual SPIRIT Awards were held on 8 December to recognise the outstanding performance by company employees revolving around the company’s values of SPIRIT.
The annual Supplier of the Year Award was held on the 13th of December and as it was impossible to select a single winner, this year it is a three-way tie going to:
- MACA Mining and Civil
- Goldfields Electrical Engineering
- Appeal Catering who are a two-time winner of this award
George Bauk, Managing Director and CEO, presented at a symposium for emerging technologies and new suppliers of critical materials in the global supply chain for electric vehicles in New York. Feedback included that a combination of heavy rare earths can be used as a substitute for scandium. This is planned to be investigated in the future as a way of extracting further value from the Browns Range product suite.