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Technology Metals Australia bolsters executive team with development experience

David English has been appointed project director for Gabanintha Vanadium Project and will oversee DFS progression.

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The definitive feasibility study is on track for completion by mid-2019

Technology Metals Australia Ltd (ASX:TMT) has bolstered its executive team, adding project development experience through the appointment of David English as project director for Gabanintha Vanadium Project.

In this role, he will oversee progression of the project’s definitive feasibility study (DFS), which is being managed by Wave International supported by a range of industry leading consultants.

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The DFS is on track for completion by mid-2019 with the company also working on a resource upgrade.

Managing director Ian Prentice said: “We are delighted that David has joined the management team, bringing vast project development knowledge and experience to our team as we rapidly progress the high-quality DFS on the world-class large, long-life, low-cost Gabanintha Vanadium Project.”

English has more than 30 years of mining industry experience across maintenance, operational and development roles, including in excess of 10 years in managerial and project development roles.

Independence and Sandfire roles

He has been involved in the development of Independence Group NL’s (ASX:IGO) Nova Nickel Project, progressing this through prefeasibility study, DFS, construction and commissioning.

Another feather in his cap was as project manager – construction for Sandfire Resources NL’s (ASX:SFR) successful DeGrussa copper project.

His most recent role was as project director for the Western Australia Lithium Pty Ltd joint venture that is developing the Mt Holland Earl Grey lithium deposit.

Vanadium industry experience

English has proven vanadium experience having served for two years from February 2008 as general manager operations at the Windimurra Vanadium Project.

In this role, he was involved in redeveloping the project, including environmental approvals and permitting, commissioning and project ramp-up.

READ: Technology Metals latest assay batch further confirms vanadium growth potential

Prentice said the experience and knowledge gained from his time at Windimurra would be invaluable as it was applied to the progression of the Gabanintha DFS and the subsequent development pathway.

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