EMW has extensive global experience in mining services and will provide the Project with strong commercial and technical outcomes. EMW has demonstrated a thorough understanding of Colluli through risk analysis and safety preparedness.
The mining services scope covers the pre-production period (development) plus the first 5 years of production. The scope includes the provision, operation and maintenance of excavation, haulage and dewatering equipment.
A competitive tendering process was conducted with technical support from AMC Consultants and Majesso Consulting. Both have considerable experience in managing mining tenders in developing countries.
Execution of the mining services contract is expected early in 2020 and production is expected to commence in 2022.
Chief Executive Officer of Danakali, Niels Wage, said: "The confirmation of EMW is another major step for Danakali and Colluli. We are pleased to be working with a company as experienced as EMW who share our commitment to the wellbeing of people and the environment surrounding Colluli. We look forward to providing further updates as we progress through development and into production.”
Member of the Board of Directors of EMW, Yves Aertssen, said: “EMW is delighted to be selected by Danakali to be part of Colluli. Our shared culture and values were clearly evidenced during the tender process. We are excited to build on this shared vision and work closely with Danakali and all stakeholders in the project to justify the confidence shown in EMW.”
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