NEW YORK Largo
Resources Ltd. said its Maracás vanadium project in
Brazil is on schedule for commissioning at the end of 2013
despite delays in the delivery of some equipment.
Mechanical erection of
the electrical switchyard and main substation is complete and
pre-commissioning has recently been concluded, the company
said. Final commissioning of these areas will occur after
completion of the 86-kilometer (53.4-mile) power line, which is
Erection of the
crushers and conveyors is also complete, with pre-commissioning
of the crushing circuit to commence soon.
Fabrication of the
majority of the items associated with the 90-meter kiln and
34-meter cooler is now complete. Most of the items are in
transit to Brazil or expected to ship in June.
Due to problems during
the fabrication process in China, four of the additional
rollers required recasting and will be delivered later than the
other six. While the kilns erection schedule has been
revised as a result, Largo remains on track for commissioning
the project by year-end, provided revised shipment dates are
adhered to, the Toronto-based company said.
Mine is targeted to produce 4,899 tonnes of ferrovanadium
annually over 29 years (
amm.com, Jan. 22).
The company has also
appointed Andrew Hancharyk as chief legal officer. Hancharyk
has also worked at First Quantum Minerals Ltd. and Sherritt