This year Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) celebrates its 30th consecutive year of shipments to its six Japanese smelter company customers. From 1987 until the endof 2016 Ok Tedi has sold 7.3 million tonnes of copper concentrate to the Japanese smelters.

To celebrate this milestone, representatives from Ok Tedi’s six Japanese smelters, two buyers’ agents, four Japanese trading companies and resource project investors, and two Japanese shipping companies visited Ok Tedi mine operations from March 22-24..

OTML Managing Director and CEO Peter Graham said it was an honour to meet with our Japanese customer representatives and agents in Papua New Guinea and pleasing to be able to celebrate the long standing, positive relationships. The visit allowed Ok Tedi to again thank customers for their support, particularly through the difficult period in 2015/2016 when the operations were temporarily suspended due to dry weather. The delegates visited OTML's Kiunga Port and the Mine and Processing Plant to understand the production and logistics processes.

“We Japanese smelters strongly hope to procure the Ok Tedi copper concentrate for a long time. We sincerely wish to continue this relationship between OTML and the Japanese smelters,” Mr Higo stated.

 

23032017 FireAssayLaboratoryOTML Supervisor Laboratory Services, Wilfred Ted (in blue cap) and Manager Process Technical Services, Ivan Crnkovic showing the visitors around the Fire Assay Laboratory at the mill.

23032017 VisittomineOTML senior management and employees and OTML's Japanese customers visit the mine look-out during the mine tour.