Patrick Evans, Mountain Province President and CEO, commented: “We’re on track for first production in H2 2016 and are currently making arrangements to be in a position to receive and sell our 49 percent share of diamond production. These arrangements are expected to be in place by the end of 2015.”
Currently around 500 employees and contractors are at site at Gahcho Kué and this number is expected to peak at approximately 650 during the third quarter of 2015. During production there will be approximately 400 employees at Gahcho Kué. The project Operator, De Beers Canada, maintains a strong focus on a robust safety record with 15 consecutive months without a lost-time injury.
Mountain Province Diamonds is a 49 percent participant with De Beers Canada in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in Canada's Northwest Territories. Gahcho Kué is the world’s largest and richest new diamond mine.