Kainantu Gold Project

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  • OfferingConcentrators
  • CommodityGold
  • LocationPapua New Guinea
  • Business lineMinerals & Metals
  • ClientHighliands Kainantu Limited
  • Timeframe2004
  • Solution phaseCreate (EPCM)
  • Project valueA$15m
  • ServiceEPC/EPCM

Project completed in remote highlands of Papua New Guinea

The Kainantu Gold Project comprises the design and construction of a 150 000 oz/y gold processing plant consisting of a three-stage crushing circuit, ball mill, flotation circuit, gravity gold recovery, 40 000 t/y concentrate handling system and surface infrastructure.

Ausenco was engaged to perform the detailed engineering, procurement and construction management services for the processing plant and associated infrastructure. The scope of services included responsibility for all engineering for process plant and infrastructure, permitting, global procurement and logistics, construction management and commissioning for the facility.

  • Built using direct hired labour from a combination of local and imported Filippino trades across all disciplines
  • Plant completed three months ahead of ore being available for commissioning
  • Project completed in challenging terrains of the Papua New Guinean highlands