Poseidon Nickel Limited, an Australian based nickel development company, is in the process of upgrading its current mine dewatering system at Mt Windarra. These works are a part of the Windarra Nickel Project (WNP), located in the heart of Western Australia’s premier nickel mining region.
Poseidon has invested over $100m over the last six years in refurbishing the existing mine and facilities and extending the resource base of the Project to support an initial 10-year mine life.
The WNP consists of two underground nickel sulphide ore bodies at Mt Windarra and Cerberus, and is in the final stages of refurbishment before production commences. Poseidon has been converting the mine dewatering system into a permanent system.
This conversion involves the installation of two new mono pumps located approximately 300 metres underground and the refurbishment of an existing rising main to bring the water to the surface. This system is expected to be fully operational in the next few weeks.