Canadian Metals Signs a Letter of Intent for the Sale of 35% of Its By-Product (Silica Fume)
August 15, 2017 (Source) – Canadian Metals Inc. (The “Company”) (CSE:CME)(CSE:CME.CN)(CNSX:CME) is pleased to announce the signing of a letter of intent with a Canadian leader in the production of cement (“CDF”), for the sale of a minimum quantity of 5,000 tons of silica fume (microsilica), representing at least 35% of the expected annual production in the initial phase, which will be produced in Canadian Metals’ future silicon alloy plant in Baie-Comeau, Quebec (“the plant”).
This letter of intent is intended to serve as a guideline for the negotiation of a final distribution and operation agreement between the parties. Canadian Metals will provide further details regarding the identity of the counterparty to the agreement, as well as details concerning the final agreements at the conclusion of the negotiations.
“CDF is pleased with the prospect of reaching a definitive agreement with Canadian Metals and developing this strategic business partnership over the next few years.
We are thrilled to be working with CDF, a recognized leader in the market, as we develop our business”, said Hubert Vallée, President and CEO of Canadian Metals.
“The conclusion of a final distribution and operation agreement of this size means that a large quantity of our by-product (silica fume) from our initial phase will be reserved long before actual production and for at least 10 years”, said Stéphane Leblanc, Investment Director at Canadian Metals.
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Canadian Metals is focused on the development of its Langis project, a high-purity silica deposit located in the province of Quebec. The Company is rapidly positioning itself as a supplier of high purity silica and silicon alloy in North America. Silicon based materials can be formulated to provide a broad range of products from more durable, faster building materials with smarter electronic devices, solar panels and more efficient wind turbines. We expect to become a global supplier for a number of industries and applications but without limitation: glass, ceramics, lighting, oil and gas, paint, plastic and rubber. We also want to become an integrated supplier to metallurgical industries including foundries, and participate in a wide range of civil, industrial, environmental and related applications. These target markets are an integral part of the lives of millions of people every day.
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