New Aggreko power plant commissioned at Yanfolila, Mali

Ahead of the January issue special feature on power for mines comes news that Aggreko has fully commissioned the 7.4 MW diesel power facility on site to provide power to the process plant at Hummingbird Resources’ Yanfolila gold mine in Mali. Highlights:

  • 7.4MW facility of installed diesel power at Yanfolila
  • Complete turnkey solution on a seven-year contract
  • Full Aggreko operations and maintenance team on site
  • Generators are the most efficient in their class, the company says
  • Modular set up further maximises efficiency.

Dan Betts, CEO of Hummingbird, commented: “Working with Aggreko to deliver our power remains in line with our strategy of working with worldclass partners as we progress Yanfolila towards imminent gold production. Aggreko offers the best quality power solution in the market at competitive pricing with a full team on site to run and maintain its operations.

“Furthermore, we continue to evaluate potential renewable solutions such as solar PV, as we strive to be a responsible miner operating for the benefit of all our stakeholders.

“We expect the next upcoming milestone to be the commissioning of the water supply and testing the now fully installed mill.”

James Shepherd, Managing Director, Africa of Aggreko, commented: “Our people in Yanfolila and the wider Aggreko team is dedicated to supporting Hummingbird towards the success of this project.

“Getting reliable, efficient and cost-effective power supply is critical when it comes to mining operations. Aggreko’s technologies provide a scalable and efficient power that can accommodate any change of needs and resources available.”

Aggreko commissioned the 7.4 MW facility of installed power through a series of 1 MW units. Aggreko generators are the most efficient generator in their class and the modular nature of the plant offers greater flexibility and efficiencies.  A full SCADA and PLC automation system links directly into the process plant for seamless delivery of power.  Aggreko is offering a complete turnkey solution on a seven-year contract.  There will be a full Aggreko operations and maintenance team on site for the duration of the contract.