AfriTin has today provided investors with an operational update for its flagship asset, the Uis Tin Mine (‘UiS’, ‘the Project’) in Namibia.
Despite the impact of an extended shutdown due to implementation of improvements resulting from completion of modification to address bottlenecks in the fines dewatering circuit of the processing plant, monthly concentrate production for August 2020 was still maintained at 37.5 tonnes (plant availability: 72%, plant utilisation: 80%). Management will now look to leverage these changes in order to reach their Stage I production target of 60 tonnes/month (‘tpm’) towards the end of H2 2020/21.
Ramping-up to the Project’s Phase 1 nameplate throughput of 80tph, TPI sees potential to achieve steady state output early in calendar 2021, as a result of which it projects receipt of positive monthly operational cash flow for the first time.
Beyond this, delivery of subsequent optimisation Stages II to IV, based on TPI’s estimated capex of US$39.5m, appears capable of lifting throughput to 120tph, further driving profitability in the process.
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