The current operations and project benefit from a significant amount of existing infrastructure, including high voltage electrical lines, a surfaced access road, local telecommunications and a regional railway. There is also site-specific infrastructure developed for the purposes of the existing operation, including connection to a 110 kV power line and mobile telephone and electronic communications.
The mine and processing site is situated 70 km from the town of Shieli with an existing surfaced and well-maintained road. Shieli itself, where the Company maintains offices, storage and workshops, is situated on the main rail and motorway that links Western Europe through Kazakhstan with East-coast China. The international airport of Kyzylorda is located some 120 km from Shieli.