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Cap-Ex Iron Ore Ltd. (TSXV:CEV,FWB:X0V,OTCQX:CPXVF) announced its Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Block 103 Property in western Labrador.

Cap-Ex Iron Ore Ltd. (TSXV:CEV,FWB:X0V,OTCQX:CPXVF) announced its Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Block 103 Property in western Labrador. Highlights of the PEA include: initial capital disbursement of CAD$4.185 billion for the construction; Capital costs of CAD$5.979 billion for the construction of the two production lines; commercial production for the first line commencing in 2018 and the second line commencing in 2019; and Pre-tax IRR of 19.3%.

As quoted in the press release:

Highlights of the PEA Study include:

  • Initial Capital disbursement of CAD$4.185 billion for the construction (leading to the start-up) of the first production line and required infrastructure and Total Capital costs of CAD$5.979 billion for the construction of the two production lines. This includes CAD$2.275 billion for the Pellet Plant and excludes closure costs, sustaining capital and leased equipment and facilities.
  • Commercial production for the first line commencing in 2018 and the second line commencing in 2019.
  • Pellet production rate of 16.6 million tonnes per year of superior quality acid pellets from two production lines at a grade of 67.0% iron.
  • Pre-tax IRR of 19.3%.
  • NPV (discounted at 8%) of CAD$7.383 billion.
  • Payback period of 7.0 years.
  • Total Operating Costs (excluding royalties) of CAD$62.87 per pellet tonne freight on board at Port of Sept-Iles (averaged over the first thirty years of production).
  • Assumes use of existing railway infrastructure, hydropower availability from Nalcor and current Port of Sept-Iles expansion infrastructure for shiploading services.

Cap-Ex Iron Ore CEO Graham Harris said:

We are exceptionally pleased with the results of our PEA, especially since we are basing it on only 25% of our currently defined mineral resource estimate. We are now able to continue developing the Block 103 Property and further our discussions with potential strategic partners.

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