MUSCAT: Following the arrival at site of all of the critical pieces of equipment for its key mining project, Al Hadeetha Resources LLC (AHRL) says it flagship Al Washihi Majaza copper gold project is on track for commissioning in April 2023.
Australian mining firm Alara Resources Limited, which owns a 51 per cent equity interest in the Al Hadeetha Resources joint venture, announced recently that key pieces of hardware from a Chinese equipment manufacturer have arrived at the project site in Al Mudhaibi Wilayat in North Al Sharqiyah Governorate.
Deliveries have included the project’s ball mill, grinding mill and crusher – components that together constitute a milestone in the project’s development, the company stated.
Alara Managing Director, Atmavireshwar Sthapak said: “We are well pleased with recent progress made in the development phase of the Al Wash-hi Majaza Project. We were particularly excited to see the all-important ball mill, LRS ball mill, SAG mill and crusher equipment recently arrive onsite. This achievement yet again demonstrated the ability of Alara and its JV partners to successfully work through logistic challenges still being thrown up by the pandemic and other factors disrupting normal operations of the global mining industry. Other project-critical equipment consignments from India, Turkey and the UAE are expected to arrive on site over coming weeks.”
Al Hadeetha Resources LLC, a joint venture between Alara Resources, Al Hadeetha and Al Tasnim, is the first international joint venture company that has been awarded a copper mining license in the Sultanate of Oman for the Wash-hi Majazah project. The Wash-hi Majazah copper deposit has been evaluated under JORC standards with over 16 million tons of copper resources and 10 million tons of mineable reserves.