Ok Tedi Mine Operations Resume After Landslip

Ok Tedi Copper and Gold Mine has resumed operations following last week’s major landslip, which cut off the access road to the mine and mill.

Remedial works on the affected road have been hampered by continuous rain, but the company expects the road to be restored and completed soon.


Part of the copper concentrate pipeline that was dislodged will be replaced before the concentrates can be pumped to the river port of Kiunga, for shipment.


Through an internal memo, OTML Managing Director and CEO, Nigel Parker, commended the workforce, contractor partners and business houses for the well-coordinated support in dealing with the situation during the landslip.


He also thanked those who were isolated at the Mine and Mill, until evacuations were safely coordinated.


He said unfortunately, natural events such as the landslip is beyond our control, but he personally would like to commend the efforts of OTML personnel and all involved in restoring essential services to Tabubil and the mine associated infrastructure.


Work is still underway to restore normalcy throughout the business, and Mr Parker is confident, they will overcome the remaining issues within the next couple of weeks.

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