PROCESSING

Walkabout Resources on schedule at Lindi Jumbo project

Australia-listed Walkabout Resources said construction progress remains on track at its Lindi Jumbo graphite project in Tanzania.

Structural and mechanical installation of the entire crushing circuit is also complete. Photo: Walkabout Resources

Structural and mechanical installation of the entire crushing circuit is also complete. Photo: Walkabout Resources

After receiving two shipments of equipment recently, the Lindi Jumbo project construction is now more than 70% complete, with the tailings facility 73% finished.

To date, Walkabout has received the drum scrubber, attritioning mills, rotary dryer, gantry cranes, dust collectors, packing machines and various supporting equipment to complete the foundations of the large screening and drying building.

"The arrival on site of the remainder of the large mechanical equipment means that certain areas of the processing plant can be completed fairly rapidly and more areas opened up for the construction team," said Andrew Cunningham, chief executive. "We look forward to the increased activities on site as the plant rapidly changes shape in preparation of the commissioning later in the year."

Two additional shipments containing smaller pieces of equipment, plate work, and pre-fabricated steel for the screening and bagging building are expected to arrive before the end of June.

On-site, structural and mechanical installation of the entire crushing circuit is also complete, and the conveyor belt will be installed in conjunction with the commissioning schedule.

"Civil works for the entire project is at 77% completion and on schedule," the statement read.

It continued:  "The focus of the concrete works remains around the foundations of the drying and screening building, and the arrival of the remainder of the cast-in items with the latest shipments enables the completion of this area in preparation of the pre-fabricated building framework steel currently en route from China."

 

 

 

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