Wafi briefing by Newcrest, Harmony

THE Lae Chamber of Commerce and Industry is laying on a ‘breakfast conversation’ at which senior executives in the Wafi-Golpu copper-gold project will tell of their plans for what could be Papua New Guinea’s next big mine.
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Craig Jones

Staff Reporter

The event will take place on November 26 from 7am to 9am at the Lae Golf Club. Bookings are essential as capacity is limited to 100 people.
Bookings should made before 12 noon on November 25 through Ensie Rennie on email info@lcci.org.pg  or by phone on 472 3230. LCCI members may attend for free and there is a charge of K80 for non members.
A joint venture between Newcrest and Harmony, several senior executives will be on hand to spell out what is intended. Speakers will be on Zoom on a big screen. They include:
• Bryan Bailie, executive project director.
• Dr Grant Batterham, general manager of social performance and external relations.
• Craig Jones, Newcrest PNG chief operating officer.
• Johannes van Heerden, Harmony south-east Asia CEO.
The Wafi-Golpu project comprises of construction and operation of an underground copper-gold mine and associated ore processing, concentrate transport and handling, power generation, water and tailings management and associated support facilities and services, across the Bulolo, Huon Gulf, and Lae districts of Morobe Province.
The Wafi-Golpu joint venture (WGJV) is confident that deep sea tailings placement (DSTP) is the safest and most environmentally and socially responsible tailing management solution for the project.
"This is supported by industry leading scientific studies. Apart from discussing current regulatory matters, the Wafi-Golpu project team will be pleased to answer general questions and provide up to date information in relation to this project, which holds the key to a stronger Lae and the economy of Morobe Province," the WGJV partners said.