Australia-based tungsten production company Group 6 Metals Limited (G6M) has executed a construction contract with Gekko Systems for the design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the processing plant and related facilities for the redevelopment of its 100% owned Dolphin Mine, located on King Island, Tasmania.
G6M, which has been engaging with Gekko over the last three years, said the $49 million contract anticipates commissioning of the facilities in the first calendar quarter of 2023, with the first shipment of concentrate from the Dolphin Mine to also occur during Q1 2023.
G6M Executive Chairman, Johann Jacobs said following the execution of the contract, the company is scheduled to commence earthworks early in the first calendar quarter of 2022 in preparation for civil works commencing soon after.
“We have worked very closely and successfully with Gekko over a number of years, which has culminated in us being able to execute this substantial contract so soon after completion of the Project’s financing,” Mr Jacobs stated.
“We look forward to continuing our working relationship with Gekko to ensure a quality facility that is completed on time and within budget.”
Group 6 Metals – previously known as King Island Scheelite – said its wholly-owned Dolphin Mine will initially produce a high grade of tungsten concentrate.
According to the company, it will subsequently aim to value-add the product for supply into the upstream tungsten industry.