logo
* 搜尋
* 核能資訊中心
* 中心簡介
* 相關資訊
* 瀏覽人數
今天: 77
昨天: 137
本月: 2647
總計: 535527
國際核能現況 : Namibian mine prepares for care and maintenance decision
發表人 nicenter 於 2018/4/27 14:24:39 (52 人讀取)

Paladin Energy has begun preparations at Langer Heinrich ahead of a potential decision to put the Namibian uranium mine under care and maintenance. A decision is expected within two months.





Langer Heinrich (Image: Paladin)


Langer Heinrich produced 3.4 million pounds U3O8 (1308 tU) in 2017 from the processing of stockpiled medium-grade ore: physical mining activities were curtailed at the end of 2016. However, these stockpiles are expected to be exhausted before mid-2019. A decision as to whether to restart physical mining, process low grade stockpiles, or place the operation on care and maintenance must be made at least six months before the stockpiles become exhausted, Paladin said.


"Given the continued deterioration of macro factors, including the stubbornly low spot uranium price but also factors such as foreign exchange rates and prices of processing reagents, it's becoming less likely that the Company will be in a position to resume physical mining activity at LHM [Langer Heinrich Mine] in 2018, nor would processing low grade stockpiles be viable," the company said yesterday. "As a result, Paladin has commenced preparatory steps towards being in a position to formalise a care and maintenance decision with relevant stakeholders."


Paladin believes it will be in a position to make a formal decision on care and maintenance within the next two months, subject to receiving any necessary approvals and completing preparatory initiatives. Consultations with relevant stakeholders including government, customers, joint-venture partners and employee representatives, and other preparations including changes in certain supplier arrangements and staffing, have already begun, the company said. Uranium production would cease one to two months after a decision is made.


Paladin CEO Alex Molyneux said the uranium market had failed to recover since the Fukushima accident of 2011, with average spot prices so far this year the lowest in 15 years. "It's deeply distressing to have to consider suspending operations at LHM because of the consequences for our employees, and the broader community. However, as there has yet to be a sustainable recovery in the uranium market, and with the aim of preserving maximum long-term value for all stakeholders, it is clearly prudent to consider these difficult actions," he said.


Western Australia-based Paladin entered administration in mid-2017 but recommenced trading on the Australian Securities Exchange in February, following the successful completion of a recapitalisation which saw Deutsche Bank become the company's biggest shareholder after buying debt in the former entity from French creditor EDF. The company's Kayelekera mine in northern Malawi has been under care and maintenance since 2014.


Researched and written
by World Nuclear News



source:http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/UF-Namibian-mine-prepares-for-care-and-maintenance-decision-2604187.html



其他新聞
2018/8/17 9:52:06 - SteaSteady growth in nuclear generation continuesdy growth in nuclear generation continues
2018/8/17 9:48:13 - FirstEnergy takes "unwelcome" step towards plant closures
2018/8/17 9:46:39 - Upgrades for Slovakian and Korean simulators
2018/8/17 9:44:28 - Nuclear aids New England energy security, say governors
2018/8/17 9:41:24 - NRC clears centrifuge plant decommissioning plan
2018/8/15 9:37:51 - Chinese AP1000 reaches full power operation
2018/8/15 9:35:29 - Public to comment on Hanford tunnel work
2018/8/15 9:30:49 - Chinese research reactor sets operational record
2018/8/15 9:26:52 - ENEC launches youth council
2018/8/15 9:22:04 - Waste package in place ahead of MSSS clearance
2018/8/13 9:42:09 - NNL, Wood contracted for nuclear fuel research
2018/8/13 9:36:48 - Safety review sought for new Japanese reactor
2018/8/13 9:34:22 - US agencies working on critical plant list
2018/8/13 9:28:20 - 全國首創「雙綠能電廠」 台電首座水上光電站大甲溪啟用
2018/8/10 9:51:46 - Call for UK government to back small nuclear projects
2018/8/10 9:37:07 - Fuqing 5 enters system commissioning phase
2018/8/10 9:34:28 - Progress at Vogtle, but cost forecast rises
2018/8/10 9:30:45 - Pickering relicensed to 2028
2018/8/10 9:20:00 - 台灣電力不足?台電重申無缺電問題 能源轉型兼顧穩供與環保
2018/8/8 11:15:18 - UK SMRs ‘Should Get Same Subsidies As Offshore Wind’, Says Independent Review

 線上期刊目錄

 友善連結

單位類

行政院原子能委員會
放射性物料管理局
核能研究所
國立清華大學工程與系統科學系
國立清華大學生醫工程與環境科學系
中華民國核能學會
財團法人核能科技協進會

新聞類


30013 新竹市光復路二段101號 創新育成中心三樓309室 電話:(03)571-1808 傳真:(03)572-5461 Email: nicenter@nicenter.org.tw