Ramu Pauses Operations Following Earthquake in Madang Province
TORONTO, ONTARIO, October 10, 2023 —Nickel 28 Capital Corp. (“Nickel 28” or the “Company”) (TSXV: NKL) (FSE: 3JC0) announces that on October 7, 2023 at approximately 18:34 local time an earthquake of magnitude 6.7 struck Papua New Guinea (“PNG”) with the epicenter approximately 5 km to the south of Ramu Mine’s Basumuk HPAL plant (56 km southeast of Madang). Immediately following the earthquake, Ramu Mine personnel initiated a controlled plant shutdown in order to address any issues and to ascertain the extent of any damage that may have occurred as a result of the incident. No casualties or serious injuries have been reported, all operations have maintained integrity throughout the incident and there is no known impact to the mining operations.
Once a full integrity inspection has been completed and full system operations can be reasonably assured, the Ramu Mine intends to re-start operations. During these challenging times, the Company’s thoughts are with the people of Madang and all those affected by this earthquake. The Company will provide an additional update once further information is available.
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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