Mines Inspectorate

Authority gives Ramu NiCo regular operation approval

The permission was given last Thursday (July 21) following the conditional permit since the commissioning of the Project.

The Inspectorate also issued orders for the restart and operation of HPAL (high pressure acid leach) train three at Basamuk Refinery and the relaxation of cessation order of blasting of limestone at the Basamuk limestone quarry.

The Mines Inspectorate initially ordered for the temporary shutdown of HPAL train three on April 15 following a fatality at Basamuk Refinery on April 12. However, the train will now operate in parallel with trains one and two.