NEW YORK Largo
Resources Ltd. has pushed back the commissioning of its
Maracás vanadium project in Brazil by one month to
company previously disclosed a delay because it needed to
recast four of the support rollers required to erect the
projects kiln (
amm.com, June 17).
"Delayed delivery of
the rollers has forced Largo to revise its final schedule for
the mechanical completion of the kiln area, and therefore for
full commissioning of the Maracás vanadium project, by
approximately one month to February 2014," the company
"All other system
areas at Maracás remain on track and are expected to be
commissioned before, or during, the fourth quarter of 2013,"
Largo president and chief executive officer Mark Brennan said.
"Each system area will have been dry and wet tested and will
therefore be ready for operation upon the completion of the
kiln. As the rollers are now on a ship to Brazil, we are very
confident that our revised February target date will be
Mine is expected to produce 4,899 tonnes of ferrovanadium
annually for 29 years.