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 managed 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.
Media article on the project can be found here. Videos of the project can be found through the links below.
Gaining Momentum: An Update on The Wahgnion Gold Operations
Gaining Momentum: All Systems Go at Wahgnion!
Gaining Momentum: Entering the Final Phase of Construction at Wahgnion
Gaining Momentum: Moving Ahead
African Gold Project – Debt Funder (confidential details)
Metifex provided full Independent Technical Expert Services (ITE) for due diligence review leading to finalisation of debt financing term sheet, cost to complete assessment, and subsequent monitoring during construction with completion review, representation at financier performance test and monitoring of operations performance through ramp-up to steady state operations. As the ITE, Metifex had full review responsibility for process facilities and related infrastructure as well as oversight for overall project implementation and capital cost review.
The greenfield project was a 1.8 Mtpa Gold CIL plant completed on time and under budget and meeting the project financing requirements.
Australian Mineral Sands Project review – Debt Funder (confidential details)
Metifex provided Independent Technical Review Services for due diligence review leading to finalisation of debt financing term sheet. Metifex had full review responsibility for process facilities and related infrastructure as well as oversight for overall project implementation and capital cost review.
The greenfield project is a 10 Mtpa Mineral Sands plant to produce various final products of zircon and ilmenite currently proceeding through the project pre-development phase.
Various Gold and Copper Projects review – Operating Mining Company (confidential details)
Metifex provided Due Diligence Review Services for an existing TSX listed mining company investigating acquisition opportunities for growth and increased shareholder value. Metifex reviewed 10 prospective projects for the client over a period of years, ultimately leading to a transformational acquisition. Metifex had full review responsibility for process facilities and related infrastructure as well as additional oversight for overall project implementation and capital cost review. The projects reviewed were either European, African, South American or North American operating facilities or greenfield projects.
Leach Extraction Review – Phu Bia Mining (subsidiary of Pan Aust)
Metifex provided metallurgical review of the existing process plant operations at the Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Mine in Laos. The works were required as a consequence of expected changes in ore types and consisted of testwork review, existing plant operations data, mine production plans, site assessments, associated reports and operations set-up recommendations. Various modelling activities were performed leading to the successful optimisation of the processing plant as required for the next phase in the mine production scheduling.
Value Engineering Workshop – Anagold Madencilik (subsidiary of Alacer Gold Corporation)
Metifex provided facilitation services for the EPC value engineering workshop of the Çöpler Sulfide Expansion Project. The workshop was held with the Feasibility Study team and EPC groups prior to project commencement to exam all areas of the project scope and delivery plan and identify opportunities to improve value. The workshop successfully identified areas of value improvement which were subsequently integrated into the project development plan for implementation. The Çöpler Sulfide Expansion Project is a USD 660M gold project (originally USD 744M) located in Turkey that was successfully constructed and currently in operations producing gold.
Operations Review – Detour Gold Corporation
Metifex provide operational review services of the Detour Gold Mine process and related facilities as part of a broader review of the operating facility. The services included review of the plant design criteria, operations set-up, plant and equipment capabilities, operational performance statistics and forecast production requirements. Detailed site visit was carried out for audit purposes as well as to consolidate listing of opportunities and risks associated with existing operations with subsequent reporting to site management and corporate presentations. Monitoring of operations progress with management as required.
Mill Optimisation Project – Teranga Gold Corporation
Metifex provided the Owner’s Management Team for Teranga Gold’s Mill Optimisation Project in South East Senegal. The Metifex team managed the study, engineering, operations interface, procurement, construction, commissioning, and hand-over of the process plant additions and improvements with a capital value of USD 20M. As the Owners Management Team, Metifex scoped and managed the various engineering design consultants and also managed all process and equipment specification, offsite fabrication, procurement, logistics, site temporary works, construction and commissioning of the direct-delivered works using all local Senegalese contractors and directly employed labour.
The brownfield project was fully completed within the existing operating gold plant and comprised a new 4 Mtpa primary crushing circuit, ROM bin, primary crusher, crushed ore screening, materials handling, associated shutdowns and tie-in’s, Mill power supply analysis/optimisation, and tailings thickening control / handling optimisation all targeted to increase throughput by up to 15% on fresh ore with the ability to handle oxide and transition ore types during wet season whilst maintaining plant availability and decrease unit processing costs by approximately 5%.
The project was delivered LTI free, under budget, ahead of schedule and fully met production ramp-up time and quality requirements as well as ongoing operational requirements.
Media article on the mine site and plant issued following the project completion can be found here.
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.
Phosphate: Beneficiation and downstream fertilizer production.
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.