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Wahgnion Gold Project – Teranga Gold Corporation  

Metifex provided the Owner’s Management Team for Teranga Gold’s 2.3Mtpa Wahgnion Gold Project in South West Burkina Faso. The Metifex team managed the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and hand-over of the process plant and infrastructure for the project with a capital value of USD 200M. As the Owners Management Team, Metifex managed the EPCM contractors design and construction of the process plant and also self-performed the design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the direct-delivered infrastructure works using a combination of local and international contractors and directly employed labour.

The project comprised a 2.3Mtpa SABC CIL Process Plant, Tailings Storage Facility, 24MW HFO Power Station, Fuel Storage, Water Dam, Mine Services Area, 1200-person Camp and accommodation, administration, safety and security buildings, warehouses, overland piping, overhead powerlines, internal and external roads and all associated temporary and permanent infrastructure. In parallel 400 residential buildings were designed and constructed within the local communities as part of landholder and village relocations. The project was delivered LTI free (+5.2M hours worked on site), under budget, within schedule and has been exceeding production nameplate since ramp up. Videos of the project can be found here.

Commodity Sectors

Metifex personnel have the following experience:

Gold: Gravity, CIL, Heap Leach, Flotation.

Copper: Flotation, Smelting, SXEW.

Lead / Zinc: Flotation.

Mineral Sands: Wet and Dry Plant.

Platinum Group Metals: Concentrators.

Coal: Wet Plant.

Alumina: Refineries.

Phosphate: Beneficiation and downstream fertilizer production.

Magnesite: Beneficiation.

Backfill: Cemented / un-cemented hydraulic, aggregate, paste and rock fill.


Australia/New Zealand: Mount Isa Mines, Olympic Dam, Granites Gold, Bronzewing Gold, Pajingo Gold, BeMaX Pooncarie Mineral Sands Project,  Queensland Fertilizer, Hail Creek Coal Project, Mount Arthur North Coal Project, Cameby Downs Coal, Austpac Synthetic Rutile, Bendigo Gold, Queensland Alumina, Jundee Gold, Peak Gold (copper lead zinc), Gunpowder Copper, Mt Leyshon Gold, Mt Leyshon Supergene Copper, Thalanga base metals, MCC Cyanide Plant, QMAG Magnesite, Granny Smith Gold, Gympie Eldorado CIL Expansion, Tritton Copper, Great Australian Copper SXEW, Cracow Gold, Phosphate Hill, Waihi Gold, Statford Coal, Hail Creek Coal, Carborough Downs Coal, Isaac Plains Coal, Foxleigh Coal, German Creek Coal, Boggabri Coal, Gove Alumina.

Papua New Guinea:Lihir Gold, Tolukuma Gold, Porgera Gold, Hidden Valley

Europe: Large Eastern European Gold Project, Gold Mines of Sardinia, Skouriotissa Copper Project, Svartliden Gold.

North America: Ocampo Gold, Atlantic Gold, Red Dog, Giant Yellowknife, El Cubo Gold/Silver.

Asia: Chatree Gold Project, Sepon Gold Project, Sepon Copper Project, Jinfeng Gold Project, Martabe Gold, Phu Kham Copper Project, Myanmar Copper, Oyu Tolgoi Project, Mt Muro Gold, Ban Houayxai Gold Silver.

Africa: North Mara Gold Project, Tulawaka Gold Project, Sabodala Gold, Kwale Mineral Sands, Grande Cote Mineral Sands, Anglo Platinum Concentrators (Waterval, Twickenham, Lebowa, Modikwa, Mokopane), Essakane Gold, Tubatse Ferrochrome,  Baken Central Diamonds, Palabora ZBS, Eskom

South America: Amapari Gold, Urugua, Alumbera Copper and Gold, Ollachea Gold, Don Nicolas Gold, Corihuarmi Gold Project.