Sovereign Metals says Malawi’s ‘exceptional logistics infrastructure’ perfect for its Kasiya rutile project
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Sovereign Metals has just released an independent report on the logistics and infrastructure solutions for its Kasiya rutile project which highlights the established infrastructure in Malawi as key to the project’s supply chain.
The study confirmed the preferred logistics route to global markets is via the Nacala Logistics Corridor exporting out of the deep-water port of Nacala.
It also found Kasiya will benefit from access to a fully operating rail line and class-1 all-weather sealed road network – with only 15% of rail freight capacity currently in use and port only 41% utilised.
“The exceptional established infrastructure in Malawi should result in a positive capital and operating cost outcome for Kasiya,” Sovereign Metals (ASX:SVM) managing director Dr Julian Stephens said.
“The availability of existing road, rail and port infrastructure for product export and project supplies imports provides a huge advantage for our world-class Kasiya Rutile Project.”
The recommendations and fiscal outcomes of the logistics study will be incorporated into the company’s upcoming scoping study, targeted for completion by the end of 2021.
Plus, Sovereign has an existing MoU with Nacala Logistics for rail freight, port access and port handling services for graphite concentrates produced from the Malingunde project, with discussions continuing for increased volumes based on the outcomes of the Kasiya scoping study.
This article was developed in collaboration with Sovereign Metals Limited, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.
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