Mining company W Resources Plc has successfully completed the construction of a new water dam at the La Parrilla mine in Spain to resolve an issue of high water levels and allow workers to safely regain access to high-grade ore areas.
The 500,000m3 dam is receiving water from the mine pit at a rate of 2,500m3 per hour, which will enable access to the next level of fresh ore in the next few days said the company.
The final phase of the project to provide a permanent solution to the water issues at La Parrilla, comprising of a second dam, is currently at the design stage and is expected to be completed in Q4 2021.
"After an arduous process we are delighted to have completed construction of the 500,000m3 dam at La Parrilla enabling us to proceed with the full scale dewatering of the mine pit,” said Michael Masterman, Chairman of W Resources. “This is a major milestone and importantly will lift the constraint to our mining operations enabling us to accelerate the process of regaining access to and recovery of the higher-grade ore.
"I would like to personally thank our Engineering Manager, Elías Perez who along with the whole team at La Parrilla, executed this important project on behalf of the Company in such an enthusiastic and professional manner."