|Apr 23, 2013 |
Merit E-Newsletter April 2013
|Apr 22, 2013 |
Selwyn Resources Announces Resignation of A. Jay Collins as a Director
Selwyn Resources Ltd. (SWN.TSX-V) ("Selwyn" or the "Company") announces that it has accepted the resignation of Mr. A. Jay Collins as a director of the Company.
|Apr 10, 2013 |
Rainy River Resources Completes Feasibility Study: Establishes Intermediate Production Profile with 4.0 Million Ounces of Gold in Proven and Probable Reserves
Merit congratulates Rainy River on the release of their Feasibility Study. Merit as part of the Feasibility Study development team looking after the project capital cost estimate ("CCE") for construction and the project execution plan and developed the FS construction schedule.
|Mar 28, 2013 |
Colossus Minerals provided Development Update
Merit continues with the Construction Management of the Serra Pelada project. The various phases of the process plant construction, along with respective percentages are provided in the news release.
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|Mar 20, 2013 |
Avanti Receives Environmental Approval from British Columbia for Kitsault Molybdenum Project
Merit Consultants have been awarded the Construction Management services for the Kitsault Moly Project.
|Mar 05, 2013 |
Jay Collins appears on BNN at PDAC
Topic: Capex Calamities
|Mar 05, 2013 |
Jay Collins' Special Commentary to the Northern Miner on "Cost Over-runs on Capital Development" continues with Part III in a series "Do You Remember When?"
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|Feb 07, 2013 |
Colossus Minerals' Development Remains On Schedule for Initial Production In Second Half of 2013
Merit Consultants has been providing construction management consulting services on the Serra Pelada project in Brazil.
|Jan 25, 2013 |
Tyhee Awards Final Engineering Contract and Initiates Peer Review of Feasibility Study Capex
Merit is working with Tyhee on a high level review of the capital cost estimate as well as the strategy moving forward.
|Jan 22, 2013 |
Making the Grade - Interview with Colossus Minerals's Claudio Mancuso, President & CEO
Merit Consultants is currently providing Construction Management services to Colossus on the Serra Pelada Project in Brazil.
|Dec 12, 2012 |
AQM Copper Releases Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Zafranal Copper Gold Project
Merit Consultants International Inc. provided review services of the CAPEX for the Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Zafranal Copper Gold Project
|Nov 15, 2012 |
Labrador Iron Mines says it remains viable if higher ore prices are sustained
Merit was involved with the construction management of the Labrador Iron Mines Phase 3 plant during 2012, and is involved with the development of the pre-construction work required for the Houston Project in preparation for work to potentially start in 2013.
|Nov 14, 2012 |
Financing for the Proyecto Rio Tinto Restart, Spain
Merit have been working extensively with EMED to develop the strategy, estimated costs and schedule for re-starting the Rio Tinto plant in Spain. An exhaustive review of the existing facilities combined with re-engineering has led to a two stage development programme that Merit is continuing to play an integral role at site and through their Vancouver office.
|Nov 12, 2012 |
Colossus Minerals - Serra Pelada Project - Update
Merit Consultants International Inc. is responsible for overseeing construction of the processing plant and DRA International is responsible for engineering. Construction of the processing plant is expected to be completed in the first half of 2013.
|Nov 06, 2012 |
Trevali enters into a US$20-million working capital facility with Glencore International for Santander Mine
Merit are continuing as the Construction Managers on the Santander Project in Peru, for Trevali Mining. Construction is at a peak as it transitions into the mechanical and electrical phases of the work.
|Sep 25, 2012 |
Copper Fox Reports the Status of the Schaft Creek Feasibility Study - Merit Consultants to Perform Peer Review.
Merit Consultants International Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia has been contracted by Copper Fox to perform a peer review of the Feasibility Study. Merit has been providing Project and Cost Management services to the mining sector on both domestic an
|Sep 24, 2012 |
Selwyn Resources Appoints Directors to Its Board
Selwyn Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SWN) ("Selwyn") is pleased to announce that Jay A. Collins and Mark A. Lettes have been appointed to the Board of Directors of Selwyn. Harlan Meade said, "I am pleased to welcome Jay and Mark to the Selwyn Board and look forward to working with them. Their experience in the mining industry and project financing will provide valuable insight as the Company advances its core mine development projects."
|Sep 12, 2012 |
Trevali's Santander Mine construction nears completion
Merit Consultants International Inc. continues to supervise construction of the 2,000 tonne-per-day (tpd) Processing Plant by Cempro Tech S.A., a Lima based specialist construction firm, on behalf of the Santander Project Development Team (a joint development between Trevali and Glencore International).
Construction of the Plant is progressing: the mills are installed, the flotation building erected and the flotation cells are installed, crusher and zinc and lead thickener foundations completed, new steel for mill and crusher buildings is on site and is being erected and the crushers are being installed, tailings dam sealing is ongoing and mineral stockpile preparation is advanced.
|Sep 11, 2012 |
Nevada Copper Appoints New Director And Announces Management Changes
Nevada Copper Corp. is very pleased to welcome Jay Collins, P. Eng., as a new independent Director of the Company. As President of Merit Consultants International Inc. ("Merit Consultants"), Mr. Collins has been directly involved in the engineering and construction of mining projects for over thirty years. His years of field experience in project engineering and general contracting, combined with his management experience in leadership positions, result in a well-rounded and sound understanding of project construction and development of projects located world-wide.
|Aug 15, 2012 |
Trevali arranges $10-million bridge credit facility
Merit Consultants continue its' construction management work with Trevali on their Santander zinc-lead-silver project in Peru.
|Aug 07, 2012 |
Remaining Land Needed for Rio Tinto Copper Mine Restart Now Acquired Options to Acquire Further Land for Mine Expansion
Merit Consultants continues to provide support on the CAPEX, Project Execution Plan and Engineering management for the Rio Tinto Copper Mine Restart project in Spain.
|Jun 27, 2012 |
Jay Collins' Special Commentary to the Northern Miner on "Cost Over-runs on Capital Development" continues with his second in a series "Do You Remember When?"
|Jun 21, 2012 |
Trevali's Santander Mine Construction on Track
Merit Consultants International Inc. is supervising construction of the 2,000 tonne-per-day (tpd) Processing Plant by Cempro Tech S.A., a Lima based specialist construction firm, on behalf of the Santander Project Development Team (a joint development between Trevali and Glencore International).
|Jun 13, 2012 |
Proyecto Rio Tinto - Rebuild & Modernisation Project
Merit Consultants have been mobilised to the Rio Tinto site to determine all necessary requirements for the refurbishment and modernization programmes. Merit is well into establishing the CAPEX for the work and tendering and coordinating the engineering services. In addition, Merit has commenced the development of the project execution plan so that the re-start can be implemented, as soon as the project approval is received by EMED from the regulatory authorities.
|Jun 01, 2012 |
Cost Overruns on Capital Development - an ever growing concern for all of us
Merit's president - Jay Collins provides commentary to the Northern Miner on the Cost Overruns happening in the industry "There has been a dramatic increase in the number of mine development projects where capital costs are spiraling upwards from their study numbers than at any time I can recall in my 30+ years experience in the development side of the industry worldwide. It's led me to try to better identify and understand the serious and pervasive causes of the problem..."