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Orano Mining continues to invest, says Maes

Orano Mining continues to invest, says Maes

Orano is confident about its uranium mining future and will continue to invest in its projects while remaining committed to being a responsible mining company at all stages of operation, Orano Mining CEO Nicolas Maes told delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum today.

Uranium & Fuel 15 April 2021


Niger uranium mine ends operations after 47 years

Niger uranium mine ends operations after 47 years

Production at the Cominak uranium mine at Akouta in Niger came to an end yesterday after over 40 years of operations during which it produced more than 75,000 tU. The mine has now entered the remediation phase, which will also include action to address the impact of the mine's closure on its employees and on local communities. Cominak's board of directors announced in October 2019 that the mine would close this month due to depletion of its resources.

Uranium & Fuel 01 April 2021


Global Atomic discusses plans for Niger uranium project

Global Atomic discusses plans for Niger uranium project

Canada-based Global Atomic Corporation said yesterday it is in discussions with Orano Mining to deliver uranium-bearing rock from its Dasa project in Niger to Orano's Somaïr facility for processing. The company has changed its plans for the mine which it now intends to develop as an underground-only operation, and expects to release a preliminary economic assessment for the project within the second quarter of this year.

Uranium & Fuel 31 March 2020


Orano sees 10 more years for Niger uranium project

Orano sees 10 more years for Niger uranium project

France intends to ensure the continuity of uranium production in northern Niger, Nicolas Maes, head of Orano's mining business unit, said following an 11 March audience with Nigerien Prime Minister Birgi Rafini. This will mean ensuring that Orano subsidiary Somaïr can continue operating for as long as possible, or at least until the Imouraren project resumes, he said.

Uranium & Fuel 13 March 2020


Niger and GoviEx agree Madaouela project framework

Niger and GoviEx agree Madaouela project framework

The government of Niger and GoviEx have agreed on a framework to develop jointly GoviEx's Madaouela uranium project that will see the government purchase a second 10% share.

Uranium & Fuel 09 April 2019


Niger completes IAEA nuclear infrastructure mission

Niger completes IAEA nuclear infrastructure mission

IAEA INIR mission to Niger - April 2018 - 48The government of Niger has a strong commitment to developing the infrastructure for a nuclear power programme, an International Atomic Energy Agency mission has concluded. Niger, whose economic development is hampered by a lack of consistent electricity supply, is considering a potential role for nuclear power in its energy mix, the IAEA said. A country of about 21 million people in Western Africa, Niger is currently ranked as the world’s fourth largest producer of uranium ore.

Regulation & Safety 27 April 2018


Uranium operations look to improve performance

Uranium operations look to improve performance

Peninsula Energy Limited has formally submitted a request to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to amend its existing permit to allow the use of a low-pH recovery solution at the Lance uranium project in Wyoming, USA. This is expected to increase recovery rates and improve the cost profile of the project. Meanwhile, a study has highlighted the potential of membrane separation to improve economics at GoviEx Uranium's Madouela project in Niger.

Uranium & Fuel 09 April 2018


Niger uranium project receives mining permit

Niger uranium project receives mining permit

Madaouela_drilling_(GoviEx)_48Niger has approved GoviEx's mining permit application for the Madaouela 1 tenement area, the company announced today. The approval means that the project is now fully permitted for construction and production.

Uranium & Fuel 01 February 2016


West African states prepare MOU on nuclear cooperation

West African states prepare MOU on nuclear cooperation

The newly created West African Integrated Nuclear Power Group prepared a draft memorandum of understanding and three-year action plan at its first meeting, held last week in Niamey, Niger. The heads of delegations from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal will take the MOU document to their respective governments for signature, which will commit them to proceeding with the initial planning for a regional nuclear power program.

Nuclear Policies 29 July 2015


'Balanced partnership' for Areva and Niger

'Balanced partnership' for Areva and Niger

The Nigerien government and Areva have signed a new partnership that provides Niger with higher sovereign royalty payments from mining operations led by the French state-controlled firm.

Uranium & Fuel 27 May 2014