Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) has awarded Darkstone with a SAR105 million ($28 million) construction contract for the second phase of its Mansourah-Massarah gold mine tailings storage facility (TSF) construction project.
Darkstone Arabia Ltd, a company engaged in industrial mechanical and electrical maintenance, mechanical engineering, civil, construction and MEP works, was awarded the procurement and construction contract by Ma’aden this month, with the engineering portion assigned to ATC Williams, a leader in the provision of solutions for tailings, water and waste, to aid in designing the tailings and water management system.
Mansourah-Massarah is an open-pit mine in the Central Arabian gold region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, approximately 500 km southeast of Riyadh. The project has expected production of 250,000 oz/y of gold over an estimated life of 12 years.
As part of the contract, Darkstone will perform several tasks, including:
- Construction of the waste management system, including floor and perimeter embankment, piping, mechanical works and HDPE geomembrane;
- Waste distribution system;
- Water management system;
- Conducting laboratory tests; and
- Carrying out various related activities.