Stornoway Diamond is commissioning of the process plant will involve the operation of the plant’s crushers, vibrating screens, conveyors, pumps, diamond recovery circuits, and processed kimberlite management systems first with water and then ore. This process is expected to take several weeks.
Matt Manson, President and CEO, commented: “The formal commencement of plant commissioning is a major milestone for the Renard Project and our construction management team. It has been achieved approximately 8 weeks ahead of our re-base lined construction schedule, which was already a 5 month improvement on the execution plan established in July 2014. As many construction staff and contractors now demobilize from the project site, we take this opportunity to congratulate them on a mining project that has been built with efficiency, professionalism and quality throughout.”
Stornoway has released Renard report with an updated Mine Plan and Mineral Reserve Estimate in March 2016. These studies highlight the potential of the project to become a significant producer of high value rough diamonds over an initial 14 year mine life. Probable Mineral Reserves, stand at 22.3 million carats.