Ramu Back to Full Production Levels Following Earthquake
TORONTO, ONTARIO, October 25, 2023 —Nickel 28 Capital Corp. (“Nickel 28” or the “Company”) (TSXV: NKL) (FSE: 3JC0) is pleased to announce the successful resumption of full production levels at the Ramu Mine’s Basumuk HPAL plant following the earthquake on October 7, referred to in our press release of October 10, 2023.
The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 6.7, triggered immediate safety protocols and a comprehensive evaluation of the site's infrastructure. While the event disrupted operations temporarily, MCC's commitment to safety, environmental responsibility and operational excellence guided the recovery process. The Company is pleased to report that there were no injuries or significant environmental impacts associated with the earthquake or MCC’s subsequent response efforts.
At this time, the Company is not anticipating any material impact on production and is still guiding for annual production levels at Ramu of approximately 33,000 Mt of contained nickel and 2,900 Mt of contained cobalt in calendar 2023.
About Nickel 28
Nickel 28 Capital Corp. is a nickel-cobalt producer through its 8.56% joint-venture interest in the producing, long-life and world-class Ramu Nickel-Cobalt Operation located in Papua New Guinea. Ramu provides Nickel 28 with significant attributable nickel and cobalt production thereby offering our shareholders direct exposure to two metals which are critical to the adoption of electric vehicles. In addition, Nickel 28 manages a portfolio of 10 nickel and cobalt royalties on development, pre-feasibility and exploration projects in Canada, Australia and Papua New Guinea.
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Justin Cochrane, President
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