Bluejay Mining plc ORD 0.01p, (LON:JAY) the AIM and FSE listed company with projects in Greenland and Finland, has today provided an update on permitting developments for the Dundas Ilmenite Project in Greenland (‘Dundas’).
· Successfully finalised the “Terms of Reference” for both the Environmental Impact Assessment (‘EIA’) and Social Impact Assessment (‘SIA’)
· Completed a White Paper, which encompasses the stakeholder consultation response period
· All documents accepted and approved by the Greenland Government and the relevant licencing bodies
· Received a high degree of support from all stakeholders – highlighted during the process of public consultation and engagement
· EIA and SIA now earmarked for completion in Q1 2018 ahead of commencing production later that year
· Permitting developments can be seen on the Greenlandic Government portal: http://naalakkersuisut.gl/en/Hearings/Hearing-Archive/2017/Forhoering-for-kommissorier-for-VSB-og-VVM-for-Titaniumprojektet-ved-Pituffik
Bluejay Mining plc ORD 0.01p CEO Roderick McIllree said, “Continued progression through the permitting system marks another key achievement for our Dundas Ilmenite Project as we continue to execute on our defined development strategy to build a robust and long life mineral project. With strong stakeholder and Government support received to date, we can now advance into the final stages of project permitting, which together with ongoing feasibility studies, will culminate in an application for exploitation early next year. We look forward to keeping shareholders updated with our progress.”
In the first half of 2017 Bluejay, alongside Orbicon Arctic A/S and NIRAS Greenland A/S, conducted workshops with all stakeholders for Dundas to provide an inclusive summary of the project plans. Stakeholder feedback was then incorporated into the “Terms of Reference” for the EIA and SIA.
The guidelines for the EIA and SIA are determined by the Greenland Mineral Licence and Safety Authority (‘MLSA’). Working in conjunction with the MLSA, the Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities (‘EAMRA’), is the responsible authority concerning assessments and considerations of all environmental aspects referring to mineral activities. Following a review process by both the MLSA and EAMRA, the “Terms of Reference” for both the EIA and SIA on Dundas were approved.