Dedicated Offshore Transhipment Area Licenced
Kore Potash plc
(Incorporated in England and Wales)
Registration number 10933682
ASX share code: KP2
AIM share code: KP2
JSE share code:KP2
(“Kore Potash” or the “Company”)
Dedicated Offshore Transhipment Area Licenced
Kore Potash, the potash development company whose flagship asset is the 97%-owned Sintoukola
Potash Project (“Project”) in the Republic of Congo, is pleased to announce the approval of a licence
for the transhipment of potash and the discharge of waste brine in a dedicated offshore area (the
- A licence for the Company to use an Offshore Area for the transhipment of potash and the
discharge of waste brine has been authorised by the Minister of Transport, Civil Aviation and
Merchant Marine of the Republic of Congo (the “Maritime Authorisation”).
- The licence approves the transhipment location in what is considered the optimum location.
- This Maritime Authorisation is one of the pre-requisites to commencement of construction of
offshore infrastructure in the Republic of Congo.
- This Maritime Authorisation relates to the Kola Project and to the Dougou and Dougou Extension
Projects, is granted for twenty-five (25) years and renewable for the life of the projects.
- This Authorisation represents another important step forward towards the development of the
Brad Sampson, CEO of Kore Potash, commented:
“The license to operate the transhipment activities is one of the key approvals required for the
development of the Kola Project and permission to build and operate a dedicated jetty is vital to
optimising the operating costs of the Project.”
Authorisation for Maritime Public Domain Occupancy
The Maritime Authorisation approved by the Minister of Transport, Civil Aviation and Merchant
Marine of the Republic of Congo was issued to the Company on 6 September 2018.
The Authorisation covers the Kola, Dougou and Dougou Extension projects, is valid for twenty-five (25)
years and renewable for the life of projects.
The Maritime Authorisation is an important licence for the Company as in addition to approving the
optimum location for the transhipment of potash onto ocean going vessels it also permits the use of
ocean water for waste brine dilution, and, combined with other licences, ocean disposal of the waste
The Company has completed an environmental impact assessment for waste brine disposal for which
the Company anticipates approval by the Ministry of Tourism and Environment later this year.
A Project Agreement covering the detailed design and construction of the offshore infrastructure will
be developed between the Company and the Merchant Marine Authorities after the completion of
the Definitive Feasibility Study for the Kola project.
Footprint of the Maritime Public Domain
The footprint of the allocated maritime public domain for transhipment is situated at the Tchiboula
coastal area and 11 nautical miles off-shore, immediately South of the Dougou Mining License.
A version of the announcement containing a map showing Kore’s Projects, Export Facility and
Transhipment Location in the Republic of Congo can be seen at http://www.korepotash.com/wp-
12 September 2018
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Brad Sampson Jos Simson / Edward Lee
Chief Executive Officer Tavistock (UK media enquiries)
Tel: +27 11 469 9144 Tel: +44 (0) 207 920 3150
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