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Logistical problems hit output at Pangea DiamondFields Angola operation

25 december 2009

Pangea DiamondFields has reduced its expectations for output at the Cassanguidi diamond project in Angola, citing logistical and equipment problems at the operation, Antwerpfacetsonline reported.
The company said production has been impacted this month by logistical issues and breakdowns at the project's main excavators.
Although the problems are being dealt with, they are likely to impede output next month before the next diamond sale in late January.
The firm has recently finished an upgrade to the processing facilities at Cassanguidi, and will begin increasing output to the revised target of 6,000 carats per month in the New Year.
The firm has previously said it expected output of around 8 000 carats per month. The increase in production will start when seasonal rains end in the New Year, Pangea said.
The firm will move extra earthmoving equipment from its South African operations to Cassanguidi early next year as weather improves, strengthening the fleet currently at the site.
Pangea underlined the fact that its ability to remain as a going concern depends on the Cassanguidi project scaling up “without delay” and its ability to secure extra funding if the project is affected by delays.
“Cassanguidi target production at current prices will put the company in a cash positive position,” said chief executive Boris Kamstra. “At that point, we intend to assess our portfolio of projects against an expected improvement in rough diamond prices and revise our strategy accordingly, including a review of the financing options required to achieve the company's strategic plans. This process will begin early in 2010."