Chris McQuillan, Mining Director at PW Nigeria, a returning gold sponsor at the upcoming Nigeria Mining Week in Abuja from 26-28 October.

PW Nigeria Ltd (PWN) has worked continuously in Nigeria since 1974 on major civil engineering projects. In this time, we have moved 55 million m3 in bulk earthworks projects, constructed 2 000 km of roads and constructed some of Nigeria’s premier bridges. In 2015, we started a diversification process which would integrate mining into our core competencies. We are currently the mining contractor of choice with Imperial JV and Lafarge Holcim in Nigeria.
PWN have secured an initial investment from a consortium of Irish-Canadian mining investors on three gold targets in Niger state. The investment will be used for further exploration of these targets in the form of geo-chemistry, aero magnetics, reverse circulation drilling, diamond drilling and fire assays.

It is difficult not to get excited by the opportunities that exist in Nigeria’s mining sector which remains largely untapped. We recently spent some time in the British geological survey going through mining records for the region that date back to the early 1900s. A lot of enthusiasm existed during this period, we want to reignite this enthusiasm and bring the sector back to life.

The BUA group is one of the largest groups on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and is a perfect fit for PWN with its strong capital base, quarrying possibilities and its commitment to improve infrastructure in Nigeria. With their help and support PWN will be able to advance its mining portfolio.


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