Meridian Mining SE (TSXV:MNO) announced that it has started production at its upgraded Jaburi plant.
As quoted in the press release:
- Reached a total production of 50,000 tonnes of manganese product on December 20, 2017
- Initial run through of Dry Material completed
- Continuous production runs started
- Current availability is 70% expected to reach 90% plus by the end of the year
The plant is now operating with reduced quantities of material, gradually scaling up production as the company aligns staff, new operational processes with the new equipment. All systems are continually being adjusted with different quantities and variations in material processed, so each stage of production can be optimised.
Carlos Braga, COO of Meridian Mining, commented:
The construction and first phase implementation of the new plant has met our expectations and is on schedule.
This is a strong endorsement of our main contractors Kuttner (Kuttner do Brazil Equipmentos Siderúrgicos Ltda.) and the ability of our own staff to partner in this highly complex process.