Metro Mining hits milestone at Bauxite Hills, names floating terminal

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Australia’s only pure play bauxite producer Metro Mining reported record production and sales at its Bauxite Hills mine in Queensland.

“It is exciting to announce that we have reached 4 million tonnes, which puts our 2023 sales target of 4.5 – 5 Mt well within reach. The Metro team, together with our contract partners, have worked incredibly hard to reach this milestone,” said CEO and Managing Director Simon Wensley.  

“The rates currently being achieved provide high confidence that the 7 Mtpa production rate will be achieved in 2024.” 

Metro Mining also announced that it recently held an official naming ceremony for its Offshore Floating Terminal, the Ikamba, in Shenzhen, China. The vessel’s name, which means saltwater crocodile in the Ankamuthi language, is representative of the company’s commitment to foster a meaningful relationship with the Ankamuthi people, the Traditional Owners of the land on which Bauxite Hills operates. 

The naming ceremony signifies the nearing completion of the Ikamba’s refurbishment activities. Metro Mining said the vessel will soon be ready to depart China for mobilisation to Australia. 

Source: Metro Mining

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