Saracen contracts GR to expand Carosue Dam plant

Image: Saracen Mineral Holdings.

Saracen Mineral Holdings has contracted GR Engineering Services for the expansion of its Carosue Dam gold mineral processing plant in Western Australia.

The $24.5 million contract is for engineering design, procurement and construction of the Carosue Dam plant, which is approximately 120 kilometres north-east of Kalgoorlie in the Goldfields region.

The plant upgrade will install secondary grinding equipment, as well as upgrades to the carbon-in-leach (CIL) circuit and other infrastructure, which will up the existing processing plant’s capacity to a nominal throughput of 3.2 million tonnes per annum.

GR Engineering is no stranger to the Carosue Dam project, having completed contract work on the paste backfill plant in 2018 and 2019 and the miner’s tertiary crushing project in 2013, as well as having involvement in the project’s early development back in 2000.

The Perth-based contractor’s managing director Geoff Jones said the company was delighted to be working with Saracen again.

“GR Engineering is pleased to again be working with Saracen to deliver improvements to its mineral processing facilities at Carosue Dam,” Jones said.

“Having been involved in the initial development of Carosue Dam in 2000, our team has maintained a strong relationship with Saracen and utilised its understanding of the project to deliver incremental benefits to the project.

“GR Engineering looks forward to achieving positive outcomes for Saracen, through the safe and successful delivery of these expansion works.”

The upgrade is expected to be finished in the first half of the 2021 financial year.

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