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Acid Plant Database  December 25, 2015

Owner Societe des Mines de l'air (Somair)

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Background -
Location Republic of Niger
Website www.areva-nc.com
Plant Contact 1 Contact 2 Contact 3
Coordinates* - 18° 47' 7.5" N, 7° 21' 19" E 18° 47' 6" N, 7° 21' 18" E
Type of Plant Sulphur Burning Sulphur Burning Sulphur Burning
Gas Source Elemental Sulphur Elemental Sulphur Elemental Sulphur
Plant Capacity - 330 MTPD
115,000 MTPA
100 MTPD
30,000 MTPA
SA/DA - - -
Status Shutdown Operating Operating
Year Built 1966 1983 2013
Technology - - -
Contractor - - Ballestra
Remarks - - Cost: 13 million Euros
Plant Area: 1200 m2
PUMA: Petit Unite pour les Manques d'Acide
Project initiated to supply additional acid required for uranium leaching
Pictures Somair 1.jpg (190380 bytes)  Somair 2.jpg (135342 bytes)  Somair 3.JPG (420408 bytes)
General SOMAIR has been mining several uranium deposits in the northwestern part of Niger, near Arlit, since 1971. Arlit borders on the Sahara Desert, more than 1,200 kilometers by road from Niamey, the capital of Niger.

The ore is mined in a quarry-type operation (open pit mines). It is then processed in a plant at the site. Annual production is around 1,150 metric tons of uranium in the form of concentrates. SOMAIR has been engaged in a process to improve its competitiveness for several years so that it can continue to rank among the world's top producers.

SOMAIR employs some 600 people, fewer than 6 of whom are expatriates.
SOMAIR’s presence brings jobs to local people and provides health and social services to an isolated and economically disadvantaged region.
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MTPD - Metric Tonne per Day           STPD - Short Ton per Day
MTPA - Metric Tonne per Annum      STPA - Short Ton per Annum
SA - Single Absorption
DA - Double Absorption
 

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