Tulawaka Gold Project

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  • OfferingsPower generation, Water management
  • CommodityGold
  • LocationKagera Region,Tanzania
  • Business lineMinerals & Metals
  • ClientBarrick Gold
  • Timeframe2004-2005
  • Solution phaseCreate (EPCM)
  • Project valueUS$54m
  • ServiceEPC/EPCM

Gold plant operated above capacity

The Tulawaka Gold Mine is located in the remote Biharamulo district, in the Kagera Region of Tanzania. The mine operated from 2005 through to H1 2013 initially as an open pit operation, subsequently transitioning to an underground mine.

Ausenco was contracted for the design and construction of a 365,000 t/y gold processing plant, including crushing, grinding, gravity CIL, intense cyanidation, desorption and gold room. The project was delivered as EPCM, with scope included feasibility study optimisation; engineering design; procurement; transport and logistics; constructions; and commissioning and performance testing.

The key infrastructure included TSF, water dams, village, water supply from a local river and a second-hand power station.

  • Project delivered under budget, on time and under difficult conditions
  • Over two million man hours, local workforce of over 600, LTIFR 0
  • Self-managed civil works and installation of piping to reduce costs
  • Gold plant operated above capacity.