Aeris Resources Ltd (ASX:AIS) is on track to complete a water pipeline to the Tritton Copper Operations near Nyngan in western New South Wales with the infrastructure expected to be operational in mid to late January.
The pipeline of about 20 kilometres is being built from the Nyngan-Cobar pipeline to Aeris’ Tritton Copper Operations.
Work 50% complete
Joining (welding), trenching and laying of the spur water pipeline is approximately 50% complete and negotiations with the various parties associated with accessing the Nyngan-Cobar water pipeline are well advanced.
Aeris Resources executive chairman Andre Labuschagne said: “The construction of the pipeline is progressing on schedule and it is expected to be operational by mid-to-late January.
“We appreciate the co-operation and support from the NSW Government, the local community, the Cobar Water Board and other regional water users so that we can get the pipeline up and running without disruption to operations at Tritton.”
Reduction in water loss
Supply of water by WaterNSW to Gunningbar Creek, which is Tritton’s current water draw point, will cease imminently, with Tritton then accessing water stored on-site whilst installation of the water pipeline is being completed.
Labuschagne added: “The pipeline will not only help secure access to Tritton’s water allocation from WaterNSW but also provide a significant benefit to all users of the Macquarie Valley river system as there will be a substantial reduction in water losses by delivering Tritton’s water through the pipeline being constructed.”