Tigers Realm Coal has defined the key parameters of the pre-feasibility study for the Amaam Coking Coal Project in Far Eastern Russia, to be completed by December this year.

The PFS will examine the practical options for each facet of the integrated mining, coal washing, logistics and port operations.

The key objectives of the study include setting the scope of work for the go forward case to be detailed during the bankable feasibility study and assess the potential for early production of unwashed coal through the Beringovsky Port.

A key aspect of the PFS will also be to identify those parts of the operation which will potentially be expanded by the future development of Amaam North.

Earlier study results have estimated the cost of the project at $1,448m and the drilling program currently underway at Amaam is expected to increase the resources in Area 4 of the deposit and upgrade the existing inferred resources in Area 3.

Prefeasibility engineering designs will also be prepared for coal stockpiling and reclaiming, wharfs and ship loading and dredging.