- Innovative technology to improve production and operating efficiency
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that its wholly owned subsidiary Terra Nova Technologies (TNT), which is a global leader in conveying and material handling systems solutions, has been awarded the ‘Phase 1’ Equipment contract for Nordgold’s Gross Gold mine in Yakutia, Russia, adjacent to Nordgold's Neryungri mine.
The mine is expected to produce approximately 12 million tonnes of ore and around 230 koz of gold per year at full production for 17 years. Construction on the Gross Gold project will take up to two years and will require approximately US$250 million of capital investment. The first gold expected to be produced in the first half of 2018.
TNT will provide equipment on a design and supply basis and Amec Foster Wheeler will focus on geotechnical and process engineering support. The scope of work includes the design and supply of five overland conveyors and the equipment for a dynamic (on-off) heap leach system.
This is the first design and supply material handling contract in Russia for the company and its second contract with Nordgold. The first contract was for Nordgold’s Bouly gold mine in Burkina Faso which began operation in May 2016, for which TNT supplied the stacking system, overland conveying and agglomeration drum.
This contract win supports our strategy to grow the TNT business and continue investment in our mobile stacking systems, which can lower operating costs in mines. Supplying Nordgold with a second gold heap leach stacking system is testament to the success of that strategy, the expansion of our share of work from major global miners and TNT’s innovative conveyor and materials handling systems solutions. We look forward to working with Nordgold to maximise the value of the project by improving production and operating efficiency through the use of our innovative technology.