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Nautilus takes delivery of SMD’s SPT autilus Minerals Inc. said that the Solwara 1 Joint “The Solwara 1 Joint Venture partners are delighted to have

Venture has taken delivery of the three Sea? oor Pro- achieved this major milestone and we are looking forward to

Nduction Tools (SPTs) from Soil Machine Dynamics undertaking the extensive wet testing program that we have

Limited’s (SMD) facility in Newcastle upon Tyne. planned,” said Mike Johnston, Nautilus’ CEO. “I would like to

The three SPTs were shipped to Oman, where they are make special mention of SMD. SMD’s world leading expertise scheduled to undergo wet testing at Duqm Port. The company in the design, operation and maintenance of deep water robot- plans to use the SPTs to cut and extract high grade copper and ics, cutting and trenching equipment has been instrumental in gold from the sea? oor at the Solwara 1 Joint Venture’s project the development of the SPTs. We look forward to continuing site in the Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea, with sea? oor our relationship with SMD during the wet testing program and production operations planned to commence in Q1 2018. into the production phase of the Solwara 1 Project.”

All Photos Courtesy Mike Smith Photo/Nautilus Minerals Inc.

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