- Atalaya Mining said plans to expand the capacity at its Proyecto Riotinto plant had reached full mechanical completion, paving the way for the plant to reach its capacity of 15m tonnes per year by the end of the December.

The new SAG mill, new primary crusher and all associated equipment had now been running continuously and were ready to start receiving ore and ramp up production during wet commissioning. The additional electricity supply for the expansion was expected to come on stream during the third quarter of 2019.

'This expansion is a milestone for Atalaya. It will increase copper production, improve operational efficiencies, reduce maintenance requirements and lower operating cash costs for the Company,' the company said.

At 8:40am: [LON:ATYM] Atalaya Mining Plc share price was +1p at 201p

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