CLIENT: Barrick Gold
PROJECT: Dredging - Barrick Gold Mine
SCOPE OF WORK:
Mobilise one of specially designed suction dredges, the Anglo, along with associated pipeline. The project involved laying dredge discharge line across access roads and tying it into the top of tailings thickener 12m high. The HDPE lined dam is 80 x 80 and was about 65% full of silts from the process. We operated 6 day weeks 12hr shifts.
There were a lot of suction and return pipes contained in the dam, which were difficult to maneuver around. The dam was heavily silted so initial operations were difficult until we started to make a decent hole.
We discovered our dredges are very effective at dredging with very little freeboard and very little water. Just another great outcome.