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Cominco Resources Ltd (“Cominco”) is a privately held Company and through its wholly owned subsidiary, Cominco SA, owns 100% of the “Hinda Project”. The Hinda Project includes the Hinda and Kola Tchikanou phosphate exploration licenses that cover 2,069 km2 of the coastal basin in the Republic of Congo (“ROC”), also known as Congo-Brazzaville (as distinct and separate from the unrelated Democratic Republic of Congo).

Cominco is developing an open cut mine and processing facility just 37km from the port city of Pointe-Noire. After beneficiation, 4Mt/yr of high grade phosphate rock concentrate will be pumped 43km by buried slurry pipeline to a new port facility at Pointe-Indienne, immediately north of Pointe-Noire city and port. The port facility will provide drying, storage and ship-loading for vessels up to 60,000 dwt.

The Definitive Feasibility Study for the Project has been completed.  The Project comprises a world-class, JORC compliant phosphate Reserve of 404.9 Mt grading 11% P2O5 with a 24 year Life of Mine, for 4.1Mt of high grade, 32% P2O5 per year. It was led by Ausenco Engineers and SRK Consulting.

This follows the publication in November 2013 of the Advanced Prefeasibility Study, completed by Tenova Bateman Technologies (“BAT”), which confirmed the world class standing of the Hinda Project. To read more about the Definitive Feasibility Study, please visit our Project Status web page. Further detail on the progress from greenfield exploration target to development project can be found on the Project History Page.

A Front End Engineering Study (“FEED”) will start in Q4 2015, and culminating in construction commencing in 2017.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (“ESIA)” baseline studies have been managed and completed by WSP (formerly Genivar). The ESIA meets the Equator Principles (2013) and International Finance Corporation “IFC” Performance Standards (2012).