March 30, 2015
Bisha Mining Announces Successful Plant Restart and Maintains Guidance
Bisha Mining Share Company (BMSC) reports that the processing plant successfully restarted on March 26 after completion of both the ball mill and the tailings thickener repairs. T he processing plant had been offline since the March 13, 2015, announcement when the ball mill gear box mechanical issue was discovered during routine maintenance.
BMSC advises that the investigation by authorities into the incident at the mine site a week ago continues. Employee and site safety and security are always of utmost importance and increased security in and around the mine site has been arranged. There have been no further incidents.
During the temporary shutdown the mine also took the opportunity, through its third party thermal energy provider Aggreko, to accelerate the upgrade of another ten of its twenty seven diesel generators with newer more efficient units. In addition, the mine was able to focus on waste mining and accelerate some other preventative maintenance that was scheduled for later in 2015. BMSC maintains its 2015 annual production guidance to produce between 160 and 175 million pounds of copper at C1 cash cost of $1.20 to $1.40 per pound.
Forward Looking Statements
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Bisha Mining Share Company
“Cliff T. Davis”
Cliff T. Davis