OTML stages week-long safety awareness

Awareness was carried out in all its operational sites, of Fubilan/Folomian, Tabubil, Kiunga, Bige and Port Moresby.

Safety Manager, Anna Ila said, “There has been an increase in trends from Light Vehicles and Mobile Equipment incidents over the past months. The theme is timely as it complements our efforts in addressing the issue.”

OTML started off its National Mine Safety Week with a Fun Run/Walk on Sunday morning, 30th April, with over 200 participants from OTML and Business Partner employees.

Jennifer Ponahai – Empowering Communities through Commitment and Passion

It only takes commitment, hard work, and passion. Jennifer Ponahai, a 38-year-old Airport Officer with OTML and a Central woman, exemplifies this truth.

Recognizing her privilege, Jennifer felt compelled to help her community, especially youths, through sports and small business projects.

She is the President of the Soheneliu Village Youth Group in the inlands of Manus Province. Together with her husband, Herman Ponahai, they initiated a solar lighting project, funded entirely by the couple, to ensure the safety of their village's inhabitants.

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.

OTML partners with training centre

The signing of this MoU between OTML’s Major Projects Business Unit and KTVTC explains the application and selection processes for students attending the college.

Under the MoU, six students, three male and three female, studying different trades will be selected annually to join the Major Projects Business Unit over the next three years.

The aim of the program is to build local capacity and human resource, and provide a career pathway for the successful applicants.

MP Hails Gov’t Assistance

The 135km highway had been neglected for the past 35 years and remains unsealed. He said Western Province, especially the North Fly district hosts the giant Ok Tedi Mine and it is fitting that OTML gives back to the people by sealing the road.

“Ok Tedi have been feeding the government coffers since its operational years and the people of Western were not complaining. Such decision by the current Government to seal this road is welcoming for our people back at home,” said Mr Donald.

OTML Declares K300m Dividend

Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) Chairman Dr Roger Higgins announced this today declaring a final dividend of K300 million which was paid yesterday, Friday 24th December to its shareholders, bringing total dividends paid by OTML this year to K450 million.  

OTML Manages Pandemic

Ok Tedi Mine Life Extended

OTML declares K150m interim dividend

Sir Moi noted that despite a fire incident at the mine’s processing facility late last year that impacted its January 2021 production, and a two-week suspension of operations in March 2021 due to COVID19, OTML had benefitted from improved second quarter production and strong metal prices.

OTML Continues Vaccination Rollout

As of July 20, about 2733 staff and contractors have received the vaccine, with 301 fully vaccinated after receiving their second jab. This represents 23 per cent of the workforce receiving at least one dose.

With a steady vaccination uptake, OTML aims to achieve herd immunity before the end of the year to enable the operation and people’s lives to return to some form of normality.

OTML Managing Director & CEO, Musje Werror said: “The Company is doing all it can in line with its duty of care culture to protect the workforce, residents and the communities.