Delay expected in commissioning of SPMP’s Omani antimony project

The commissioning of Strategic & Precious Metals Processing’s (SPMP) antimony roasting project in Oman is expected to be postponed due to a delay in the arrival of key electrical equipment, SPMP’s parent company, Tri-Star Resources, announced last week

The project, located in the Port of Sohar Free Zone, was initially expected to come online in the first quarter of 2018, but the company may have to revise this due to the late arrival of switchgear and the required connection to the main power grid, Tri-Star said on January 24.
The project has a nameplate capacity of 20,000 tonnes of antimony and gold per year, representing approximately 12% of average annual world antimony production.

“Various permissions and compliance requirements mean that the date for switching medium voltage power on may need to be pushed back from current schedule. SPMP's management team is endeavoring to minimize this delay but...


Anna Xu

January 30, 2018

08:15 GMT