—Jervois engages Promon Engenharia to finish an in depth evaluation of São Miguel Paulista nickel and cobalt refinery (“SMP Refinery”) asset integrity to assist restart plans
—Deliverables embody detailed plant and tools refurbishment prices and schedule
—Distributors and technical consultants secured to take part in integrity audit
—Jervois is in ultimate levels of collection of lead engineer for the Bankable Feasibility Research for restart of the SMP Refinery
—Jervois progressing discussions with third-party intermediate product suppliers for refinery restart to go with Idaho Cobalt Operations (“ICO”) product
—Jervois continues to work collaboratively with Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio (“CBA”) to finish sale course of and is dedicated to a protected hand over and transition of possession
—ICO in the USA stays on schedule for preliminary manufacturing from 2H, 2022
—Jervois on observe to change into a vertically built-in producer with a strategic deal with direct buyer relationships of refined specialty nickel and cobalt merchandise
TheNewswire – Jervois Mining Restricted (“Jervois” or the “Firm”) (ASX:JRV) (TSXV:JRV) (OTC:JRVMF) advises it has awarded the São Miguel Paulista refinery (“SMP Refinery”) integrity and restart audit to Promon Engenharia Ldta (“Promon”) in Brazil.
Promon is headquartered in São Paulo and is a number one Brazilian engineering agency, with a profitable development observe document each domestically in Brazil and internationally, throughout the agribusiness, vitality, mining, and fertilizer industries. Jervois is happy to be partnering with a neighborhood Brazilian firm for this necessary part of labor.
As Jervois prepares to restart the SMP Refinery in Brazil, the Firm has engaged Promon to finish an in depth refinery integrity audit centered on civil, structural, electrical, and mechanical core disciplines. The integrity audit features a overview of the refinery historic upkeep and working information, a overview of consumable, vital and insurance coverage spares, thorough inspections of plant and tools together with non-destructive testing (“NDT”) of crystallisers, stress vessels, leach reactors, tanks, piping and valving and a overview of licensed equipment inspection reviews.
Excessive and low voltage energy distribution, earthing and lightning safety techniques, motor management centres (“MCC’s”) and different motors shall be inspected to ascertain final analysis situation. Civil structural audits will embody detailed inspections, NDT (the place acceptable), crane and cell tools certification document and final analysis situation monitoring reviews.
Promon will overview key tools with distributors, and as well as Jervois has employed technical consultants for sure specialised tools comparable to rectiformers, Larox filters, packaged boilers, instrumentation and management techniques.
The refinery integrity audit deliverables embody a radical evaluation of the plant and tools, capital estimates to refurbish plant and tools and detailed schedule for restart of the refinery.
Jervois and Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio (“CBA”) proceed to work collaboratively in the direction of closing Jervois’ acquisition of SMP. Jervois stays in discussions with engineering contractors with a demonstrated historical past of working in Brazil, acceptable refining expertise to award the BFS for refinery restart. This formal tender course of is within the ultimate levels of award.
On behalf of Jervois Mining Restricted
Bryce Crocker, CEO.
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About SMP Refinery
SMP Refinery is a nickel and cobalt electrolytic refinery designed and constructed by Outotec that commenced operations in 1981. The ability is positioned in an industrial zone within the metropolis of São Paulo, Brazil. It was positioned on care and upkeep by CBA in 2016 after its major supply of uncooked supplies on the time, CBA’s Niquelândia nickel-cobalt mine within the Brazilian State of Goiás, was additionally paused. SMP Refinery’s manufacturing capability was 25,000 metric tonnes every year (“mtpa”) of refined nickel cathode and a pair of,000mtpa refined cobalt cathode.
SMP Refinery produced electrolytic nickel with 99.9% purity, exceeding the bottom specification required by the London Steel Alternate (“LME”). This product was traditionally utilized in premium functions comparable to superalloys, specialty stainless steels, electroplating and batteries. SMP Refinery damaged cobalt cathodes have been additionally of top quality and traditionally utilized in superalloys and batteries. Nickel and cobalt cathodes have been offered underneath the model “Tocantins” and have a longtime buyer base in key areas of demand at the moment – the USA, Europe and Japan.
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