Newmont Provides 2022 and Longer-term Outlook
December 02, 2021 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
Caterpillar Strategic Alliance: Announced a strategic alliance with Caterpillar to deliver a fully connected, automated, zero carbon emitting, end-to-end mining system; includes an initial commitment of $100 million to deliver an autonomous electric haulage fleet of 16 vehicles at CC&V and 10 battery electric underground haul trucks at Tanami.
First copper production is expected from Yanacocha Sulfides in 2026.
The first expansion at Cerro Negro includes the development of the Marianas and Eastern districts, adding production starting in 2024. Yanacocha continues to deliver leach-only production while developing the first phase of the Sulfides project.
Production at Ahafo is expected to increase through 2024 due to higher grade at the Subika open pit and increased underground tonnes mined due to the change in our mining method at Subika Underground. Akyem is expected to maintain steady production in 2022, with lower production expected in 2023 as stripping continues for a new layback. Ahafo North will add profitable production beginning in 2024.
The Ahafo North project is expected to add between 275,000 and 325,000 ounces per year with all-in sustaining costs between $600 to $700 per ounce for the first five full years of production (2024-2028). Capital costs for the project are estimated to be between $750 and $850 million with a construction completion date in late 2023 and commercial production in 2024.
Newmont’s project pipeline supports stable production with improving margins and mine life. Outlook includes current development capital, costs and production related to Tanami Expansion 2, Ahafo North, Yanacocha Sulfides, Pamour and Cerro Negro District Expansion 1. Additional projects not listed below represent incremental improvements to the Company's outlook.
1 The adjusted tax rate excludes certain items such as tax valuation allowance adjustments.
2 Assuming average prices of $1,800 per ounce for gold, $3.25 per pound for copper, $23.00 per ounce for silver, $0.95 per pound for lead, and $1.15 per pound for zinc and achievement of current production and sales volumes and cost estimates, we estimate our consolidated adjusted effective tax rate related to continuing operations for 2022 will be between 30%-34%.
3 All-in sustaining costs are presented using a $1,200/oz gold price assumption.
4 Consolidated basis
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