Appoints Project Director To Drive Development
Canada Nickel Company Inc. (TSXV: CNC) has commenced the Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the Crawford Nickel-Cobalt Sulphide Project and has retained Ausenco Engineering Canada Inc. as the lead study consultant.
The company has also appointed Christian Brousseau to the Canada Nickel team as the Project Director for Crawford. Reporting to the Chair and CEO, Mr Brousseau will have overall responsibility for the PEA as well as the execution plan, engineering, and construction of Crawford. MrBrousseau is a licenced engineer in the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec with a mechanical engineering degree from École Polytechnique de Montréal and an MBA from the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
Mr Brousseau has over 20 years of experience with engineering, design and construction in the Canadian mining industry, including previously being the Project Director for the Dumont nickel project with RNC Minerals. He previously held various engineer and construction management positions with Detour Gold and Goldcorp. Mr. Brousseau also spent eight years at Falconbridge supervising and managing various capital projects at Sudbury, Raglan, Kidd Creek and the Horne Smelter.
“I am very pleased to announce these appointments and to be working again with Ausenco and Christian, who bring extensive experience from their work on the Dumont Nickel-Cobalt project and other large-scale open pit mine-mill operations. We remain committed to aggressively advancing Crawford, one of the leading next generation nickel-cobalt sulphide and palladium projects, and these appointments will help us maintain the momentum we have generated to date,” said Mark Selby, Chairman and CEO, Canada Nickel.
The Crawford PEA is scheduled for completion by the end of 2020.
Ausenco is a global diversified engineering, construction and project management company providing consulting, project delivery and asset management solutions to the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors. Ausenco’s experience in mining projects ranges from conceptual, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies for new project developments to project execution with EPCM and EPC delivery.
Their involvement in the study and execution of projects similar to Crawford will be invaluable in driving optimized value enhancing outcomes for the shareholders of Canada Nickel. Canada Nickel Company Inc. is advancing the next generation of nickel-cobalt sulphide projects to deliver nickel and cobalt required to feed the high growth electric vehicle and stainless steel markets. Canada Nickel provides investors with leverage to nickel and cobalt in low political risk jurisdictions in a geopolitically stable jurisdiction Canada Nickel is currently anchored by its 100% owned flagship Crawford Nickel-Cobalt Sulphide Project in the heart of the prolific Timmins-Cochrane mining