DRA to work on Syrymbet, the ‘largest undeveloped tin deposit in the world’

DRA Global says it has been awarded the process and engineering design of the definitive feasibility study (DFS) contract for the JSC Tin One Mining Syrymbet project, believed to be the largest undeveloped tin deposit in the world, located in northern Kazakhstan.

The project is focused on implementing the only tin production plant in Central Asia using the most advanced technologies through the best environmental practice, DRA says.

The DRA scope of work includes the concentrator plant design and immediate process related infrastructure and facilities. DRA will also provide all the necessary services to develop the project capital cost. The DFS is currently being produced and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Lawrence Rossouw, of Tin One, said: “DRA has an impressive studies track record. With several thousand studies completed across all commodities, the Tin One leadership team is confident that DRA will deliver a comprehensive technical and economic report that will allow Syrymbet to progress closer to achieving full production.”

Pierre Julien, DRA Global Executive Vice President, said: “DRA has a unique insight into developing tin projects. As the EPCM provider on the Alphamin APH (JSE) Bisie tin project (in the DRC), the team can draw on invaluable experience to provide a detailed DFS on time and within budget.”