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Preparatory activities begin at Imouraren

Preparatory activities begin at Imouraren

Orano has restarted preparatory work for the Imouraren uranium mine in Niger where the company has previously said it intends to carry out an in-situ leach pilot programme - but press reports suggest the Nigerien mining ministry might be about to revoke the operating permit for the project.

Uranium & Fuel 17 June 2024


Niger minister visits Dasa uranium project

Niger minister visits Dasa uranium project

Niger's Mines Minister Ousmane Abarchi took part in the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the processing plant at Global Atomic Corporation's site, and expressed the government's support for the project when he visited the mine on 3 May.

Uranium & Fuel 07 May 2024


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Updated study extends Niger mine life

Updated study extends Niger mine life

An updated feasibility study for Global Atomic's Dasa project has more than doubled the mine life with uranium production increasing by 55%. The company has also announced its fourth offtake agreement for the mine, where processing operations are expected to begin in late 2025 or early 2026.

Uranium & Fuel 07 March 2024


'Full government support' for Niger uranium project

'Full government support' for Niger uranium project

The Government of Niger has confirmed its "full support" for Global Atomic Corporation's Dasa uranium project, the company has said. The project is still pencilled in to make its first yellowcake deliveries in 2025 and remains unimpaired by a recent US decision to put a hold on US Development Bank financing following the coup that took place in Niger earlier this year.

Uranium & Fuel 16 October 2023


Orano gives updates on uranium enrichment plans and Niger situation

Orano gives updates on uranium enrichment plans and Niger situation

Orano has revealed plans to extend enrichment capacity at its Georges Besse II uranium enrichment plant, and has begun the regulatory process to produce HALEU there. Separately, the company has confirmed it is "reorganising" work at its Niger operations to mitigate logistical impacts following the recent coup.

Uranium & Fuel 11 September 2023


Work continues at Dasa as Niger 'relatively calm'

Work continues at Dasa as Niger 'relatively calm'

Global Atomic Corporation said the current circumstances in Niger could delay commissioning of the processing plant at its Dasa project by up to 12 months, but expects to be able to resume dialogue with the country's Ministry of Mines following the appointment of a new minister.

Uranium & Fuel 11 August 2023


A guide: Uranium in Niger

A guide: Uranium in Niger

Current events in Niger mean world attention is turning to the West African uranium-producing country. Here is an overview of Niger's uranium sector.

Uranium & Fuel 28 July 2023


Orano signs partnership agreement with government of Niger

Orano signs partnership agreement with government of Niger

The general agreement covers the Imouraren project, the continued operation of the Somaïr mine, the remediation of the Cominak mine, and Orano's social commitment in Niger.

Uranium & Fuel 05 May 2023


Orano eyes 2024 for Imouraren ISL pilot programme

Orano eyes 2024 for Imouraren ISL pilot programme

Orano joint venture Imouraren SA is looking to begin a pilot programme to investigate using in-situ leach methods at the project in Niger next year, company director Matthieu Davrinche has said, with a view to making an investment decision in 2028.

Uranium & Fuel 21 March 2023


Ceremony marks start of underground work at Dasa

Ceremony marks start of underground work at Dasa

Underground development has officially begun at the Dasa uranium project in Niger, which is expected to begin producing yellowcake for delivery to utilities early in 2025.

Uranium & Fuel 08 November 2022