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First Quantum Minerals ResumesNormal Operations at Cobre Panama

Mining News - Published on Thu, 09 Jul 2020

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd announced that Cobre Panama can resume full production. The Company has received notice of Resolution No. 1651, dated July 03, 2020, issued by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Panama lifting the temporary suspensions at its Panamanian subsidiary, Minera Panama SA Cobre Panama has been in Preservation and Safe Maintenance mode since April 6, 2020. The Company will implement a reopening plan which provides for a phased increase of onsite personnel while production is ramped up to an 85 million tonnes per annum annualized throughput rate.

First Quantum Minerals said “As the priority for Cobre Panama remains the health and safety of the workforce and surrounding communities, the strict protocols and sanitary vigilance will remain in place. There are currently approximately 800 personnel onsite, which will be gradually increased in compliance with Cobre Panama’s reopening plan and in line with MINSA guidelines. The operation is expected to ramp up to full production by mid-August, depending on successful implementation of the reopening plan. No cases of COVID-19 have been detected on the Cobre Panama site since April 30, 2020.”

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 09 Jul 2020
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