Alderon Iron Ore Corporation and the Kami Mine Limited Partnership (LP) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Schneider Electric Canada Inc.
The MOU provides for the LP to evaluate the lease or purchase of equipment for the use in the western Labrador mining project.
It also provides that Schneider will assist the LP in its capital raising efforts by making introductions and facilitating discussions with potential financing sources for the project, including funding from export credit agencies in regions where Schneider manufactures its equipment.
“We have chosen Schneider Electric because of their vast array of product and service offerings in power and energy management, process control and mine digitization. The Kami LP will leverage Schneider Electric’s sustainable solutions to optimize energy usage and operating costs for the Kami Project’s mining and processing operations,” said Alderon President and CEO Tayfun Eldem stated in release.
The LP and Schneider need to enter into definitive documentation in order for the transactions set out in the MOU to proceed, including agreements for the purchase of equipment. There is no certainty that the transactions contemplated in the MOU will be concluded.