Paladin Energy Ltd.-Kayelekera Mine, Malawi Acid Plant Restart-Temporary Processing Plant Shutdown

- October 4th, 2011

Paladin Energy Ltd (TSX:PDN,ASX:PDN) announced the temporary shutdown of the Kayelekera mine processing plant was to allow replenishment of necessary operational sulphuric acid inventories

Paladin Energy Ltd (TSX:PDN,ASX:PDN) announced the temporary shutdown of the Kayelekera mine processing plant was to allow replenishment of necessary operational sulphuric acid inventories.

As quoted in the press release:

As previously announced on the 7th and 16thof September the acid plant has been undergoing remedial repair work made necessary due to localised ground movement and will have an earlier than previously planned re-start. To prepare the acid plant for this start-up, a minimum of 1,600 tonnes of free acid is required to facilitate the recommencement of this facility.

The early restart of the acid plant is regarded as a positive outcome, however, it is not possible to run the processing plant and at the same time restore acid stocks to sufficient levels with delays in recent acid deliveries to site. The shutdown of the processing plant will allow required acid stocks to be restored for the earlier start-up of the acid plant.

Click here to read the Paladin Energy Ltd (TSX:PDN,ASX:PDN) press release.

 

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