Bisha Mining Update on Bisha Operations
December 8, 2014
Bisha Mining Share Company (BMSC or the Company) reports an update on operations at the Bisha Mine in Eritrea. Over the past week the Bisha process plant has had power supply issues with its third party power plant, causing a temporary halt in concentrate production. Mining operations continue at full capacity and Bisha continues to truck and export stockpiled concentrates. The Company has already achieved its annual production guidance and the plant interruption does not have a negative impact on the Company’s 2014 financial results as we will draw down and sell from stockpiled concentrate inventories.
Bisha’s diesel power plant is provided by Aggreko Power Systems. Recently, Aggreko replaced nine of the 27 generators as part of scheduled maintenance of the plant. The fix of the power interruption was initially thought to be a short-term issue however the power facility has been unable to reliably restart and Aggreko has mobilized to the Bisha site appropriate resources and technical personnel to assess and correct the problem in a timely manner. BMSC will provide an update on when the plant is expected back online.
Forward Looking Statements
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Bisha Mining Share Company
“Cliff T. Davis”
Cliff T. Davis