APNGBC NEWS : 1st Mar 2016

Ok Tedi Mine reopens after drought causes suspension.

Recently released results of some of Papua New Guinea’s major companies indicate that the economic downturn in 2015 put significant pressure on earnings


The Ok Tedi mine in Western Province, Papua New Guinea’s largest mine, has resumed operations. Following statutory safety approval from the Mineral Resources Authority, Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) successfully recommenced operations on 1st of March ending the seven-month long suspension of operations due to dry weather conditions caused by El Nino. Managing Director and CEO Peter Graham welcomed workers back on site saying, “we are very pleased to be welcoming our employees back to site as operations progressively restart. We currently have about 800 employees on site and numbers will ramp up to full complement by mid – March.” 

Read the full report here.

11th March, 2016 – Unfortunately, there was an incident recently which has resulted in a fatality at the mine.


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