CNNC plans 2015 overseas uranium output of 2,500 T

Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:41am GMT

TIANJIN, China Nov 16 (Reuters) - The overseas arm of China National Nuclear Corp expects to produce its first uranium this year and to raise production to 2,500 tonnes by 2015, an executive said on Tuesday.

Chen Yuehui deputy general manager of China Uranium Corporation told a conference that the Azelik mine in Niger, 37.2 percent owned by the company, would start trial production before the year-end.

China Uranium Corp plans to take output to 4,000-5,000 tonnes by 2020. It also plans to have total uranium resources of 1 million tonnes by 2015. (Reporting by David Stanway; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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