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Nov 2, 2021
SIMEC Mining is undertaking maintenance of its pelletising plant from this weekend. In a statement, SIMEC said the work was aimed at improving the performance and reliability of the plant, and would commence at 7am on Sunday, 7 November 2021 and is expected to take seven days to complete. The work, involving 150 contractors and employees, will allow maintenance to be undertaken on the filter plant and thickener which can only be completed every two years due to links with the Iron Duke mine. "This is part of ongoing investment in magnetite ore processing, delivering improved plant reliability, efficiency, and production performance, with several associated environmental benefits including reducing dust within the plant. "While the work will significantly improve the performance of the plant over the longer term, the shutdown may also result in: Short term increased emissions from the pelletising plant when it first shuts down and again on restart - close controls are being put in place and will be carefully managed. The potential for an increase in noise from mobile equipment and abrasive blasting processes, including at night. Additional traffic and vehicle parking in the McBryde Terrace area due to additional workers being onsite. "As always, SIMEC Mining is committed to working with residents to minimise impacts on the community from its operations and appreciates feedback to assist in our continual improvement." "If you would like any further information or have any feedback or concerns regarding any aspect of our operations, then please contact our Community and Stakeholder Engagement Advisor, Denise Sharp, on 0447 039 358 or 8640 4418."