MMG has reported the first shipment of ore through Townsville port from Dugald River.
Around 10,500 wet metric tonnes of zinc concentrate produced as part of commissioning activities at the Dugald River Project departed the Port of Townsville for Huangpu, China this month.
“The first shipment of concentrate from the Port of Townsville is another significant milestone in the delivery of Dugald River, MMG’s first greenfield project,” said Pierre Malan, General Manager Dugald River Project Delivery,
“I would like to recognise the significant contribution of Dugald River employees and contract partners in achieving this key milestone,” said Mr Malan.
“This first shipment is an achievement not only for MMG, but for all that championed the Dugald River project throughout its development,”
Located approximately 65km north-west of Cloncurry in Queensland, Australia, Dugald River will process an average 1.7 million tonnes per annum of ore to initially produce 170,000 tonnes of zinc in concentrate, plus by-products. When fully operational, the Dugald River mine will be a top-10 global zinc mine.