Banlaw Africa says it “has beaten off competition” to secure three new contracts worth $13 million at Tarkwa gold mine, Ghana for Gold Fields Ghana. Tarkwa has been the focus of gold mining for nearly a century and has the largest concentration of mines in a single district on the continent of Africa, with virtually all the gold mines operating surface mines, Banlaw reports.
Two of the contracts Banlaw Africa has won are part of Gold Field’s Tarkwa mine’s $126 million CIL expansion and include the construction of a new tailings storage facility extending to an area of some 209 ha, where over 2.5 million m3 of material will be moved during the 11 month contract. The Consulting Engineer for the tailings storage facility is
Metago Environmental Engineering of South Africa.
Banlaw Africa has also been awarded the Earthworks contract within the Tarkwa mine CIL High Security area. The company will prepare an extended surge stockpile foundation area, roads and other facilities. The CIL works consulting engineer is Engineering Projects Co, part of Grinaker-LTA Group of South Africa.
The third contract win entails the raising of the existing Tailings Storage Facility by 3.7 m. This is a repeat order since the previous raise, completed last year, was also carried out by Banlaw. Consultant Engineers, Knight Piesold, designed the facility and will supervise the works.
Banlaw Africa, claims to be the leading mine services provider in West Africa. It has its headquarters at Tarkwa in Ghana’s Western Region and has been Gold Field’s principal Earthworks Contractor at Tarkwa since the mine commenced production. Banlaw-Africa is currently operating projects in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso in base metals and precious metals.