Canadian firm to invest US$26m to revive BCL

Canadian firm to invest US$26m to revive BCL
Canadian firm to invest US$26m to revive BCL

Premium Nickel Resource Corporation, a Canadian minerals investor, has reportedly been appointed the preferred bidder for BCL Ltd, the copper and nickel group that closed operations in Francistown and Selebi Phikwe in October 2016.

A memo apparently written by the BCL liquidator, Trevor Glaum, to the remaining workers conducting care and maintenance activities, indicates that the Canadian firm will now conduct a comprehensive due diligence process on the BCL assets.

“This is therefore not the sale of BCL and Tati assets as yet, but a period of six months granted to Premium Nickel Resources in which to make a final decision on the economic viability of extraction and processing of the ore resources or not,” Glaum wrote on Thursday.

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