African-focused Australian miner Force Commodities (ASX: 4CE) has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of mobile crushing and screening equipment that is proposed to be used at the high-grade lead and silver Tshimpala Project, located in the Dowa District of the Republic of Malawi.
The deal with Malawian-based engineering and construction company Shire Civils Limited is for mobile crushing and screening equipment comprising a Mobile Jaw Crusher, a Mobile Rotary Crusher and a Mobile Screen capable of throughput of up to 250 tonnes per hour and producing four different sized products through the triple deck screens.
Shire will also be engaged to establish the platforms for the mobile equipment at the processing site, transportation of the mobile equipment from Lilongwe to the processing site, full commissioning of the mobile equipment and training of the company’s planned employees from the surrounding communities, who will operate the equipment.
Force Commodities Managing Director Jason Brewer, said Force is an investor in Malawi and in the Tshimpala Project through its shareholding in Swiss based TerraCare AG.
“I’ve had the pleasure of being in-country over the past few weeks and meeting with a number of key stakeholders and have been very impressed with the overall investment environment and opportunities.
“The progress being made with the various stakeholder engagements and material contracts being entered into, is an indication of the strength of the people we have involved at the Tshimpala Project and the in-country capabilities of local contractors and industry specialists.
“We look forward to working with Shire in advancing the Tshimpala Project.”
Commissioning and delivery of the mobile plant and equipment by Shire is scheduled to be completed at the Tshimpala Project site in the December 2019 quarter.