Veladero Project

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With our vast experience in detailed engineering design, we were able to modify the original design for this leach valley as part of phase 2 of the Veladero project.

This modification included extending the leach valley by 240 acres which will further increase as the project continues.

During construction our expertise in this area and the use of specific technologies for leak detection such as water lance and dipole, allows anomalies to be detected quickly with the benefits being considerable reductions in cost and time for the client.

Ausenco's scope of services included:

  • detailed engineering for the leach valley from phase 2
  • construction technical direction management
  • client representation before authorities
  • CQA and MQA from phase 2 of the leach valley
  • leak detection
  • foundation and reservoir geotechnical research
  • density and moisture soil control by nuclear gauge.

Project details

Offering
Environmental and social solutions
Location
San Juan, Argentina
Client
Barrick Gold
Timeframe
2006 - Present
Solution phase
Innovate, Create
Project value
$USD 5 Million