Heron to reach commissioning at Woodlawn in 2018

Heron Resources’ Woodlawn zinc-copper project in New South Wales remains on track to reach commissioning by the end of this year.

The Sydney-based company today reported that construction of the project was 35 per cent complete.

Significant progress has been made on site, Heron added, with it recently starting work on process plant foundations and receiving first deliveries of process plant equipment.

Heron managing director Wayne Taylor said the project was on track for the start of commissioning by the year’s end.

“Since the first soil was turned in August last year, our operational staff and contractor teams have been focused on progressing critical path earthworks, concrete works, detailed design and procurement of equipment for the processing facility,” Taylor said.

“The development is now 35 per cent complete, consistent with the project delivery schedule and importantly within budget.”

Taylor said Woodlawn was being developed in parallel with a buoyant zinc sector for producers of the base metal.

“The zinc market supply deficit has continued and is expected to remain in place well beyond first zinc production from Woodlawn, supporting favourable future project economics,” Taylor said.

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