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MDM project pipeline shift

MDM moves forward with next phase of Kalagadi

15 November 2010

MDM Engineering Group Limited (MDM) is pleased to announce that it has been given a Letter of Award (LOA)for the engineering, design, project and construction management (EDPCM) for the Kalagadi Manganese (Pty) Ltd (Kalagadi) Umtu Sinter Plant project at Hotazel, in South Africa.

 MDM has been involved with the project since 2007 with the award of  the Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) which was completed in 2008. MDM also completed the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for this project in early 2009.  This award represents a continuation of that process.  The project scope that MDM is responsible for is estimated at a value of some +/-US$ 140 million.

Martin Smith, MDM CEO said:
“This is a significant step forward in the development of the Kalagadi Manganese project.  We look forward to assisting Kalagadi with the development of this major project which will be the first BEE (black economic empowerment) grass roots mining project developed and controlled by women in South Africa.” It is the third manganese project that MDM has been involved in over the last three years in South Africa and confirms MDM’s expertise in designing manganese process plants.

Key Information:

MDM Engineering Group Limited is a minerals process and project management company focused on the mining industry. The Company provides a wide range of services from preliminary and final feasibility studies, through to plant design, construction and commissioning. To date, the Company's clients have largely been junior and mid-tier mining corporations with operations in Africa.

The MDM Engineering core technical team has a 22 year track record of completing a wide range of studies and execution projects across a variety of minerals, including precious metals, base metals, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, uranium and diamonds.

The Company has adopted an approach to project execution based on an open-book Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management ("EPCM" or ";cost-plus") basis. With a core focus on Africa, MDM Engineering is setting the benchmark standard for best practice in the mining services industry through its commitment to providing the highest quality services and actively engaging with clients to ensure maximum transparency.


MDM Engineering Group Limited

Martin Smith (CEO)
Tel: +27 (0) 11 993 4300

George Bennett (Executive Director)
Tel: +27 (0) 11 993 4300

Dominique de la Roche (Finance Director)
Tel: +27 (0) 11 993 4300

Numis Securities Limited

John Harrison (Nominated Adviser)
Tel: +44 (0) 207 260 1000

James Black (Corporate Broker)
Tel: +44 (0) 207 260 1000


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