The French Embassy and AREVA to visit Trekkopje uranium mine.
The Ambassador of France to Namibia, Mrs Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni, visited Trekkopje Mine on Monday, February 10th. She was accompanied by Mr Alexandre Raugel (Vice-councul, Head of Chancery and Head of Administration at the French Embassy) and Dr Jean-Philippe Rançon, Director for Austrial Africa of the Geological Research Mining Bureau (BRGM).
During the visit, the delegation stated that the Trekkopje Mine was endowed with impressive infrastructure which should be well preserved for restarting once the uranium market conditions become economically favorable.
It was introduced by the technical Director of the mine to the local process and operational details of alkaline leaching, safety and occupational health procedures, community involvement and environmental monitoring on site.
“Maintenance schedules to manage all infrastructures on site during the Care and Maintenance phase is of utmost importance with every intention to start up as soon as the economic conditions become more favorable. The MIDI and MAXI infrastructure are kept in working conditions to be ready for commissioning when required,” according to Hilifa Mbako, Managing Director of AREVA Namibia.
Seen from left is Mr Alexandre Raugel (Head of Chancery and Head of Administration at the French Embassy) and his spouse Alina, Dr Jean-Philippe Rançon (Area Manager Southern Africa - Caribbean – Indian Ocean and Oceania Commercial and International Cooperation Division of BRGM), Ambassador Bassa-Mazzoni, Hilifa Mbako (Managing Director AREVA Namibia) and Francois van Dyk (Acting Mine Manager).