Cameco – Yeelirrie Mine Development – Western Australia - Project Profile
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Cameco Australia Pty Ltd (Cameco) is planning to develop the Uranium mine in Wiluna, Western Australia, Australia.
The project involves the development of an uranium mine with a production capacity of eight million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of ore on 4,875ha of land. It includes the construction, development, and operation of surface open pit uranium mine and associated infrastructure.
The project includes the construction of ore processing facilities, water abstraction and reinjection infrastructure, roads, accommodation facilities, offices, stockpile and lay down areas, evaporation pond, and other related facilities.
Caterpillar Inc and Komatsu Ltd have been appointed as the equipment supplier.
On August 26, 2012, Cameco acquired the mine from BHP Billiton for US$450 million.
In November 2014, Cameco opted to restart the environmental approval process which was already completed by BHP Billiton.
In September 2015, a Public Environmental Review (PER) documents for public review on the project was released.
In January 2017, the West Australian Government granted environmental approval for the project.
Conversation council of Western Australia (CCWA) is opposing the project and commenced proceedings in the Supreme Court of Australia to review the decision made by former environment minister.
The Yeelirrie Project involves the development of uranium mine with a production capacity of eight MTPA of ore on 4,875ha of land in Wiluna, Western Australia, Australia.
The US$735 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of ore processing facilities
2. Construction of water abstraction and reinjection infrastructure
3. Construction of roads
4. Construction of accommodation facilities
5. Construction of offices
6. Construction of stockpile and lay down areas
7. Construction of evaporation pond
8. Construction of related facilities
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