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Perseus awards West African mining services contract to EPSA

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Global Mining Review,

Perseus Mining has reached a milestone in the schedule for developing the Yaouré Gold Mine in Côte d’Ivoire, with the award of a mining services contract to EPSA Internacional.

EPSA, based in Spain, is a privately owned earthmoving and mining contractor. It provides a range of mining, civil works and earthmoving services to clients located in 15 countries where the company employs approximately 4000 employees and deploys nearly 1600 pieces of equipment.

The mining services contract will run for a period of 65 months commencing on 1 November 2020 and envisages the movement of approximately 170 million t of material, including 27 million t of ore containing more than 1.5 million oz of gold.

The company is expected to commence mobilising equipment to site in March 2020, after which it plans to employ and train a predominantly Ivorian workforce in preparation for the formal commencement of the contract later in the year.

The award of the mining services contract to EPSA is the culmination of a competitive tendering process in which eight credible West African and international mining contractors participated.

Perseus’s Managing Director and CEO, Jeff Quartermaine said: “The award of the Yaouré mining contract to EPSA is another important milestone on the path to bringing the Yaouré Gold Mine into production. We are delighted to be working with EPSA, an international mining company of true substance.”

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