Berkeley Energia Primary Crusher Delivery Marks Construction Milestone

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LONDON (Alliance News) - Mineral exploration company Berkeley Energia Ltd said on Wednesday a primary crusher has been delivered to the construction site of its Salamanca mine, Spain.

The group said the crusher marks a "significant milestone" in the construction of the uranium mine. Berkeley said the construction and comissioning phases are expected to be completed during the second half of 2018. Initial construction began in 2016.

Berkeley said the 400 tonne per hour crusher was manufactured by Sandvik Group in Finland.

"The arrival of the crusher marks a significant milestone during the current construction phase for the Salamanca mine, the only major uranium mine in construction in the world today," said Managing Director Paul Atherley.

"There are currently some 70 staff and contractors at site. This number will quickly ramp up as construction continues. We are encouraged by the local support and continue to recruit heavily from the local community and are delighted that people we have trained are now being offered employment," he added.

Shares in Berkeley were up 0.6% at 45.25 pence on Wednesday.

By Lucy Heming; [email protected]

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