SINOHYDRO Signed Imouraren Uranium Mine Project in Niger


2011-10-10 11:07:00
SINOHYDRO signed with the French nuclear giant AREVA to construct two lots of Imouraren Uranium Mine Project in ...
SINOHYDRO signed with the French nuclear giant AREVA to construct two lots of Imouraren Uranium Mine Project in Niger on Aug. 4 and Sept. 16, 2011.
 
The contract covers both the temporary and main construction, including foundation treatment, ditch excavation, site preparation, underground networks, civil works, building and so on. The total value of the two contracts amounts to approximately 190 million euros. The construction is scheduled to commence on Oct. 8, 2011.
 
The Imouraren Uranium Mine Project is located 160 km north of Agadez and 80 km south of Arlit. It is the largest open-pit uranium mine in Western Africa and the second-largest reserve of uranium in the world. After completion, it will establish Niger as the world’s second-ranking uranium supplier by doubling its current production. The project is estimated to cost more than 1.2 billion euros and is jointly funded by AREVA and the Nigerian government.
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