Horizonte Minerals Plc (LON:HZM, TSE:HZM) has announced that it has completed the aero survey for the powerline and awarded contracts for the Araguaia ferronickel project to leading Brazilian consultants.
The AIM-listed nickel development company said SM&A Servicos Electricos is responsible for the design engineering of the 230kV transmission line providing electricity for all operations required for the life of the mine.
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The company added that Brandt Meio Ambiente will prepare the installation environmental permits and Geoid Laser Mapping will conduct the topographic aerial laser survey of the powerline route and detailed positioning of pylon locations.
Jeremy Martin, CEO of Horizonte, said: “We announced earlier this year that we had secured the water abstraction permit for Araguaia's full-scale ferronickel operation and now we're advancing the energy infrastructure with the awards of contracts to experienced Brazilian powerline consultants.”
He added: “The 230kV transmission line is a significant part of the Araguaia project, so it's an exciting time for the company to see this milestone progress, bringing us closer to the build-phase of the Araguaia project.”