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08 January 2020 in Press release

New state-of-the-art mercury treatment facility officially open in Kwinana, Australia

New state-of-the art mercury treatment facility officially open in Kwinana


BMT Australia’s (BMT) Is pleased to announce that its new state-of-the art mercury treatment facility located at Kwinana, Western Australia, was officially opened by the Western Australian
Minister for Environment Hon Stephen Dawson MLC, alongside BMT Global CEO Robert Jan Dubbeldam on Tuesd
ay 10 December 2019.

To meet new international regulations for the domestic treatment of mercury, BMT has commenced operations at the facility, its first in Australia.
Mr Dubbeldam said that the facility will treat mercury contaminated waste and NORM.

“As proven specialists in waste treatment, BMT has answered the call of Australian industry,particularly the liquified natural gas industry, to provide a safe, domestic mercury treatment solution
that meets the Minamata Convention,” said Mr Dubbeldam.

“Our technology is based on a proven and reliable vacuum distillation process that produces a cleaned, dry product and BMT is considered a world leader in this specialist and niche field.”
The facility eliminates the risk and liability of transboundary movement of hazardous waste and addresses the needs of industry ensuring stralia meets its Basel and Minamata Convention obligations.

“Mercury extracted during treatment will, in accordance with the inamata Treaty, be stabilised,not recycled. Once stabilised, the product is sent for disposal in an engineered, geological repository for permanent storage under safe and controlled circumstances to ensure the protection of the environment from any adverse effects,” said Mr Dubbeldam.

“Until now there hasn’t been any specialist treatment facilities and mercury waste management services in Australia.

“It is an exciting time for the company as we continue to expand our global footprint and share our experience and knowledge about mercury and actively support parties in their mercury waste
management practices.”

Mr Dubbeldam paid tribute to the shareholders and thanked them for their support and making time to travel from the Netherlands to attend the official opening.

 

About the Company: BMT Mercury Technology (BMT) is the leading specialist in the field of treating all types of mercury-contaminated waste with operations in Australia, Thailand and the Netherlands.
Over the years BMT has accumulated a wealth of experience in the treatment of mercury contaminated waste from the oil and gas industry. Global concern about the impact of mercury on
the environment has led to increasing focus on handling mercury contaminated waste with the greatest care.