Global Atomic Corporation has signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with a second major western utility for the procurement of uranium from the Company’s Dasa Project in the Republic of Niger.
Global Atomic President and CEO, Stephen G. Roman commented, “This award adds to the milestone off-take arrangement we announced earlier this year and demonstrates the credibility that Dasa is building within the uranium market. It follows on the heels of the recent processing plant EPCM (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management) announcement, with underground mining set to begin next month.”
“It is becoming clear that the unprecedented geopolitical situation heightens the need for geographical diversity of economic nuclear fuel supply. Further, the landscape for nuclear power is extremely buoyant as the drive for energy independence supplements the global push for low-carbon base load power.”
“Our Dasa Project has a long-life expectancy, with the 12-year Phase 1 representing approximately 20% of the known deposit. We look forward to fostering this new and important supply relationship over the decades to come.”
About Global Atomic
Global Atomic Corporation is a publicly listed company that provides a unique combination of high-grade uranium mine development and cash-flowing zinc concentrate production. The Company’s Uranium Division includes four deposits with the flagship project being the large, high-grade Dasa Project, discovered in 2010 by Global Atomic geologists through grassroots field exploration.
With the issuance of the Dasa Mining Permit and an Environmental Compliance Certificate by the Republic of Niger, the Dasa Project is fully permitted for commercial production. The Phase 1 Feasibility Study for Dasa was filed in December 2021 and estimates Yellowcake production to commence by the end of 2024. Mine excavation began in Q1 2022.
Global Atomic’s Base Metals Division holds a 49% interest in the Befesa Silvermet Turkey, S.L. (“BST”) Joint Venture, which operates a modern zinc production plant, located in Iskenderun, Turkey.
The plant recovers zinc from Electric Arc Furnace Dust (“EAFD”) to produce a high-grade zinc oxide concentrate which is sold to zinc smelters around the world. The Company’s joint venture partner, Befesa Zinc S.A.U. (“Befesa”) listed on the Frankfurt exchange under ‘BFSA’, holds a 51% interest in and is the operator of the BST Joint Venture. Befesa is a market leader in EAFD recycling, with approximately 50% of the European EAFD market and facilities located throughout Europe, Asia and the United States of America.