Toronto-listed Global Atomic Corporation has engaged India’s Development Consultants Private Limited (DCPL) and Australia-based Lycopodium to start engineering, procurement and project management work on its proposed Dasa uranium processing plant in the Republic of Niger.
Global Atomic said the engineering and project delivery firms were selected to form an “integrated EPCM project team synthesising proven uranium processing plant design experience with West African project management and construction experience”.
“After an extensive selection process, DCPL and Lycopodium emerged to form the best team to undertake the EPCM phase of the Dasa project,” Global Atomic CEO Stephen Roman said.
“This integrated EPCM project team is committed to completing the project on time and keeping the Dasa project on schedule to deliver yellowcake to utilities in Q1 2025.”
DCPL has started on basic and detailed engineering for the Dasa plant design.
West Africa experts at Lycopodium will prepare a project execution plan and “provide input for constructability in West Africa” with a view to continuing on to manage plant construction.
Global Atomic said its chief technology officer, Dr Santiago Faucher, would guide and supervise EPCM activity.
DCPL’s team is based in Kolkata and Lycopodium has people in Toronto working on the project.
“Following Global Atomic’s announcements regarding our initial off-take agreement, the formation of a banking syndicate to finance the Dasa project and the incorporation of our Niger operating company, SOMIDA, the commencement of the EPCM phase is our next important milestone to stay on schedule to become one of the world’s newest uranium production companies,” Roman said.
“Similar to most multi-national firms, who source specialised engineering from India today, Global Atomic has identified DCPL as having the world’s most compelling experience and track record in the design of uranium processing plants.
“DCPL’s uranium experience will reduce project technical risk, while its ability to deliver highly detailed engineered designs will reduce in-field work and enable good project cost control.”
Global Atomic announced in July this year that US-based Enernet Global would complete early engineering work on a hybrid power plant for the proposed US$208 million Dasa uranium project.