Heron makes ‘critical’ investments for Woodlawn project

Heron Resources has ordered several items of equipment critical for the development of the Woodlawn zinc-copper project in New South Wales.

According to Heron, the procurement of the equipment follows an analysis of the development schedule, which aimed to identify long lead items required for first production.

The items, integral to the processing facility, include: IsaMill M10000 fine grinding mill ($US4.4 million), Outotec floatation cells ($4.9 million), and Outotec thickeners ($1.2 million).

The placement of the orders is expected to have a positive impact on the overall schedule and have been placed under the EPC contract with Sedgman, Woodlawn said in an ASX announcement.

Heron managing director Wayne Taylor said: “The placement of orders for long lead items will ensure that after securing project finance we are able to optimise the development schedule for Woodlawn.

“We expect construction will commence immediately after our project financing is completed at the end of this month.”

The processing facility will have a rated throughput capacity of 1.5Mtpa when treating the reclaimed tailings ore and 1Mtpa when treating underground ore.

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