Peter Graham

Ok Tedi Mine continues to operate

Graham made these remarks after Papua New Guinea announced on Thursday 16th April that it had five new COVID-19 cases, of which three were from border villages adjacent to the mine’s Bige dredging project in the Western Province.

Graham said none of the three cases are employees or contractors of OTML.

OTML COVID-19 Test Results Negative

The Company also said test results have yet to be received for two subsequent cases that reported to the Tabubil Hospital with flu-like symptoms.

OTML Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Peter Graham said: “We are pleased that people have come forward for testing and we will continue to work closely with the IMR to ensure a quick turnaround of results.”

“The safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and our communities is paramount, and we are doing all we can to ensure they are all remain safe and healthy,” he said.

OTML industrial agreement signed

During the signing on Thursday, OTML managing director, Peter Graham, expressed satisfaction at the completion of the three-year agreement, which will be effective in January 2019.

Among other things, the agreement encompasses benefits for the workers such as housing.

OTML managing director, Peter Graham, gave the assurance that the management will respect the agreement.

“I want to make that point very clearly to the union executives – you can count on us to honour the agreement,” he said.

Landslip blocks OTML access road

Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) confirms that the landslip occurred on a section of the Tabubil Mine road in Western Province.

Employees who worked the night shift at the mine and mill have been relocated safely back to Tabubil by helicopter, with all employees accounted for. 

The landslip damaged the water and concentrate pipelines at the slip location. Maintenance work on the damaged pipes will begin as soon as road access is restored and spare pipes are transported to the location.

BCL announces new appointments

BCL chairman Robert Burns said the company was delighted that both gentlemen had agreed to join the board given the extensive experience and unique perspectives each would bring, during an important period of development for the company.

“Mel and Peter are highly regarded in PNG and have intimate knowledge of the resources industry both here and abroad, which they have gained through what can only be described as long and distinguished careers,” Burns said.

Mel Togolo

OK Tedi optimistic in 2017

Speaking at the Australia-PNG Business Council Forum in Port Moresby, Executive Officer and Managing Director, Peter Graham, said despite returning after the production disruption, due to the El Nino drought, the mine performed well, generating K2.1 billion in a 10 month production run.

Graham said their optimism is based on the mine's mineral reserves, which underpins a strong base case.

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O’Neill announces Graham as new Kumul Minerals chairman

O’Neill announces Graham as new Kumul Minerals chairman

O’Neill said the appointment comes at a time when the Government is fully realising its strategy to restructure and streamline the management of its assets in order to maximise efficiency and shareholder gain.

“As the trustee shareholder of Kumul Minerals, and on behalf of the State as beneficial shareholder, I have every confidence in the leadership of Mr. Graham,” PM O’Neill said.

“Kumul Minerals will benefit immensely from Mr. Graham’s extensive experience and knowledge of the extractive industry.

OK Tedi produces 10, 000 tonnes of copper

The cargo is now being assembled on the silo vessel, the Kumul Arrow, anchored in Port Moresby.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Peter Graham said OTML operations are off to a very encouraging start following the return of employees from a seven month suspension due to dry weather.

He said the work completed on major projects during the temporary shutdown has positioned the company very well.

“Our workforce has returned enthusiastic to get restarted.”