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Bluejay provides update on Dundas Ilmenite Project

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Global Mining Review,

Bluejay Mining Plc has provided an update on local engagement activities for its Dundas Ilmenite Project (DIP), including its participation in the Baume Construction and Mining Machinery trade fair, ahead of commercial mining commencing at DIP.


Training of local workforce


Through its subsidiary, Dundas Titanium A/S (‘Dundas’), Bluejay Mining Plc is currently a core industry participant in a local workforce training scheme aimed at people in the Qaanaaq settlement (a village 80km north of DIP), primarily in machine operation followed by the granting of relevant skill qualifications.

The training programme, organised by the Greenland School of Minerals and Petroleum through specific funding from the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Labour, a department of the Greenlandic Government, has been well received, with interest from circa 30 potential participants registered at the introductory meeting in Qaanaaq in Q2 2019 for the twelve seats available.

Bluejay Chief Executive Officer Roderick McIllree said:
“It is important to work with local training groups and stakeholder organisations as we implement the project. When mining starts it’s important that the local workforce is ready with the necessary training and skills so as to be a ready and able participant is its implementation. The employment and training of the local workforce is of paramount importance to the company. These formal initiatives are, and will always be, well supported by us, so we can be sure that we will be able to secure a well-trained local workforce as we move towards both construction and an eventual mining operation at Dundas. One of the key deliverables in being a good corporate citizen is to improve local employment levels, local infrastructure and provide a positive economic contribution to the community at large.”


BAUMA - the world’s largest mining machinery trade fair


In April 2019, through its subsidiary Dundas Titanium A/S, Bluejay attended the BAUMA trade fair in Germany, the world’s largest trade fair focusing on construction and mining machinery.

Bluejay’s representative had meetings with potential suppliers of construction and mining equipment to prepare for the commencement of the mine construction and mining operations at DIP. Additionally, Bluejay began the purchasing of various items of machinery to join the existing mining fleet for the initial phase of construction at DIP.


Future Greenland - Greenland’s largest business conference


Bluejay and Dundas Titanium A/S will be represented at the Future Greenland 2019 conference arranged by the Greenland Business Association in Nuuk, Greenland. This bi-annual event is the largest business conference in the country with around 450 international participants representing business, investors, politicians, NGOs, etc., with delegates from Denmark, Canada, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Scandinavia.

Parallel with the conference, Bluejay and Dundas Titanium A/S will host a special stakeholder information meeting in which attendees will be informed of the status of ongoing operations at DIP.

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