ISSUES CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF BOONANARRING SITE ENTRY
The issue of this contract will be the first project construction related contract for Boonanarring, signalling the impending start of site activities, in line with the Company's continuing focus to fast-track the development of the Boonanarring project.
This contract authorises BMD Constructions to immediately finalise its planning, and schedule mobilisation to Boonanarring to initiate construction of a new site entry intersection between Wannamal Road West and the planned site entry road. This move reflects the confidence of the Board of Directors in the Company's efforts to finalise the overall project capital funding for the development of Boonanarring.
The decision to issue this contract comes on the heels of an announcement on 27 February 2018 by Iluka Resources Limited (Iluka), that Iluka will increase its Zircon Reference Price by nearly 15% to US$1,410 per tonne effective 1 April 2018. This price increase further enhances the overall economics of the Boonanarring project in that:
1. Iluka's price for premium grade zircon in China will be used to determine the market price for Image's HMC product;
2. This new zircon price is 8% higher than the zircon price forecast in Image's BFS for pricing its HMC product to be produced and sold in 2018; and
3. Zircon represents more than 70% of total revenue from the Boonanarring Project.
About Image Resources NL
Image Resources NL (ASX:IMA) is an emerging Mineral Sands producer focused on the development of its high-grade Boonanarring Project in the North Perth Basin while continuing to expand its resources and reserves base.
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