Ok Tedi Mining Ltd

OTML appoints Acting CEO

Mr Ilimbit's appointment is consistent with his current position as the Deputy CEO and General Manager of Community & Operations Support. The OTML Board acknowledges Mark Thompson, who has served in this role since December 1st, 2022.

OTML Board Chairman, Jeffrey Innes expressed gratitude, stating, "We appreciate Mark for ensuring continuity and stability during this transition period and commend the focus of all OTML and Business Partner personnel on safely delivering on their commitments to ensure the continued success of Ok Tedi and its stakeholders."

Female students empowered

As part of the International Day for Women and Girls in Science, the students visited Ok Tedi Mining Ltd's (OTML) Dr. Jacob Weiss Training Centre on February 15.

The visit was organised by the Ok Tedi Women's Network and OTML's Organisational Training and Development Department.

Students from grades 8 to 12 were given a tour of the training centre and provided information about the different trades training available, the requirements for the OTML apprenticeship training program, and the courses needed to stream into apprentice careers.

Kepe leads environment team

Ms Kepe had been serving in an acting capacity in this role since April 1st, 2022 and was officially appointed on February 13th.

With her appointment, the number of women managers in OTML has now risen to eight, in line with the company's Vision 2025, which aims to increase the number of women in the organization to 20 percent and have 25 percent in leadership roles by 2025.

Jesse Pile, the Acting General Manager of Community and Operations Support at OTML, stated that Ms Kepe has demonstrated exceptional leadership capabilities to lead the OTML environment team.

OTML farewells Werror

Mr Werror said goodbye to everyone in a guard of honour that lined from the terminal to the aircraft, followed by a water cannon salute as the aircraft taxied to the runway.

A dinner was held last weekend where OTML management, employees, business partners and community leaders paid tribute to Mr. Werror’s service and contribution to OTML.

OTML Board Chairman, Dr. Roger Higgins, said Mr. Werror deserved all the congratulations and accolades for his many achievements and that he still had more to offer beyond OTML.

Star Mountain Museum Project Launched

The project is estimated to cost between K6 million to K7 million and is expected to start in January 2023. The project is significant to Ok Tedi as it gives its contribution to the development of Papua New Guinea. 

Western Province leaders hailed for working together

Musje Werror, who’s originally from West Papua but calls Madang his second home province, has been working with OTML for 30 years in Western Province.

He was invited among other guests by North Fly MP James Donald to launch Alicepit-Ambaga-Yetetkun road that will run from the West Bank of Alice River to Indonesia.

Werror described the unity and willingness demonstrated so far by Western leaders as ‘first time in 30 years’.

PNG copper mine likely shut until Q1 2016 as El Nino set to worsen

The state run firm last week put its mine under 'care and maintenance', the latest example of copper mining around the Pacific rim to be hit by changing weather patterns.

“We don't expect to be up and running until the first quarter. It could be as much as a 7-8 month suspension of operations,” executive manager for marketing Garry Martin told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday.