MDM Engineering resumes work on MWS gold tailings site

26 October 2010 | 05:21 Code : 20231 Geoscience events
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South Africa’s MDM Engineering Group Limited has announced that work has re-commenc...

South Africa’s MDM Engineering Group Limited has announced that work has re-commenced on First Uranium’s Mine Waste Solutions (MWS) Phase 2 project in Stilfontein, after its suspension earlier this year.MDM is currently managing the engineering and construction of the existing tailings re-treatment plant extension. Construction on the plant started in August 2010 and will see an increase in gold tailings processed by a further 650,000 tpm. There are approximately 350 MDM and Civcon personnel on-site, working towards the completion of the plant and pipeline feeds, which is expected to be complete by March 2011.The overall project comprises the treatment of material from fourteen tailings dams, twelve of which originated from the original processing of material from the Buffelsfontein and Hartebeestfontein gold operations and two tailings dams, which originated from the processing of material from the Stilfontein gold mine.The project had been suspended due to the withdrawal of the environmental authorization for a new tailings storage facility designed to accommodate future tailings deposition capacity requirements.  The problem has since been resolved allowing the project to be resumed.


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