The SMPP lands are located
27km northwest of Saskatoon and
straddle the CN main rail line
near the Yellowhead Highway. The site has access to nearby natural gas and reagent
sources for processing as well as a skilled labour pool of engineers and refinery workers. The
opportunity to process concentrate from NICO, source materials from other projects for custom
processing along with the potential to participate in the metals recycling business positions the
SMPP as an important Fortune asset.
Environmental Assessment Approval
The Saskatchewan Minister of Environment approved the SMPP in early 2014, concluding that any risks from the Project will be mitigated such that no significant adverse environmental effects are expected. Fortune will now begin the rezoning process for the land it owns for the proposed refinery and is moving ahead with the completion of management and monitoring plans, design details and preparation of appropriate reclamation security funding.
Fortune will continue to engage with the Rural Municipality of Corman Park, the towns of Langham and Dalmeny, and local residents to communicate the project’s progress and address concerns. Fortune recognizes that metal refining is uncommon in the province and understands that engagement with local residents will need to be sustained throughout the life of the SMPP. As part of its commitments, Fortune will fund an independent community based monitoring group. Click here to review the Frequently Asked Questions.