MACA Interquip has been awarded a A$39.7 million ($26.3 million) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the refurbishment of the Three Mile Hill (TMH) processing plant at the Coolgardie gold project, in Western Australia.
Focus Minerals, the owner of the project, paused production in 2013 in response to lower gold prices to concentrate on the exploration of the wider Coolgardie area, yet, with operations now resuming, MACA Interquip is scheduled to reach commissioning of the refurbished plant by mid-2023.
MACA General Manager, Ben Thomas, said the MACA Interquip team have begun site works with the construction team ramping up throughout November. “The TMH plant will be refurbished to safely operate at its original nameplate of 120,000 tonnes per annum. We look forward to delivering value for our client, Focus Minerals.”
Focus issued a new life of mine plan for the Coolgardie gold project, in October, outlining a plan to produce 402,000 oz of gold over a seven-year mine life.