Auplata (Euronext Growth - FR0010397760 - ALAUP), the largest exchange-listed French gold producer, has announced that the first container shipments from South Africa carrying Dieu Merci cyanidation equipment have arrived in French Guiana.
The modules were delivered by container ship on February 15, 2018 at Guiana's Grand Port Maritime in the commune of Rémire-Montjoly. The containers were then shipped to the site by road, then by a barge bought by Auplata specially for the occasion, and then by dirt track. The remaining containers should be delivered to Guiana by late March 2018.
The cyanidation processing modules were ordered from SGS Bateman, a leading engineering firm supplying plant engineering and construction services for the mining industry.
Module assembly will begin in April 2018, supervised by SGS Bateman. Auplata expects to have the plant operational by the 3rd quarter of 2018.
Based in French Guiana, Auplata is the largest French, stock-market listed gold producer. The Company has more than 700 sq km of mining permits and titles in French Guyana. Auplata operates an innovative industrial and financial strategy, aimed at developing and exploiting Guianese gold resources with the strong involvement of local players. The Company's objective is to offer sustainable exploitation for the Guianese mining industry. Since June 2015, Auplata is a shareholder in the Côte d'Ivoire mining company OMCI, which owns two mining projects in Côte d'Ivoire.
Auplata's share capital consists of 194,672,148 shares listed on the Euronext Growth market in Paris (Euronext). ISIN: FR0010397760 – ALAUP; ICB: 1777 – Gold Mining.
For more information about Auplata, go to www.auplata.fr.