Forsys Plans Feasibility Study for Uranium Project

FORSYS Metals said yesterday that has engaged AMEC to commence a feasibility study for its Norasa Uranium Project located in the Erongo Region.

AMEC is an international engineering and project management firm. SGS South Africa has also been appointed to complete additional metallurgical studies, which will include pilot plant test work, Forsys announced.

The Feasibility Study will also include the input of other specialist consultants for certain aspects of the study. These areas include an update of the pit designs, tailings handling systems and bulk water and power supply. Some technical aspects have already been completed to a level suitable for the FS including the resource model and pit geotechnical designs.

“The commencement of the feasibility study is the next important milestone in the development of the Norasa project. The study will consolidate all accumulated project mine and technical data,” said Marcel Hilmer, CEO of Forsys.

Hilmer said the firm is targeting the first quarter of next year for completion of the study.

The study will also incorporate the development of an engineered construction and operating plan with considerations for social, environmental and water management, additional permitting, geotechnical engineering, metallurgical testing, process design and mine planning.

An Environmental Impact Assessment was previously completed in 2008 resulting in the granting of an Environmental Clearance Certificate by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to cover all activities associated with the construction, operation and closure of the Valencia Mine, the flagship deposit at Norasa. This work will be expanded and updated to accommodate the larger Norasa Project.

Source : The Namibian