Fosterville Paste Backfill Plant

Scope of Work

GR Engineering was appointed by Kirkland Lake Gold (KLG) to undertake the engineering, design, procurement, construction and commissioning of a 65m3/h paste plant at the Fosterville Gold Mine.

The scope of work comprises the design, supply, fabrication, installation, commissioning and handover of all works necessary to provide a paste plant including works at the existing Fosterville processing facility along with works at a new paste plant location. 

Works will include but not be limited to:

  • Design of the paste distribution system for the first four levels of underground operations, including the two main bore holes;
  • A new tails hopper and pumping system at the Processing Plant that receives slurry from a modification (internal launder) to the existing Tails Hopper 303-TK04;
  • Overland pipelines for the delivery of tailings and return of thickener overflow water, filtrate water and clean-up water between the process and paste plant sites;
  • Design and installation of the required concrete works using free issued concrete from the Company’s supplied on site batch plant;
  • Structural steel, stairs, grating and handrail supply, surface treatment and erection;
  • Plate work supply, surface treatment and installation;
  • Procurement and installation of all the required Paste Plant equipment including housing in fully enclosed acoustic buildings to minimise noise impact;
  • Piping supply including valves and instruments, surface treatment and installation;
  • Electrical and control system supply and installation;
  • Commissioning and vendor attendance at commissioning;
  • Performance testing of the Paste Plant;
  • The design package shall allow for the installation of a dry tailings addition system at a future date.

GR Engineering are scheduled to complete the project in September 2019.

Gallery

Project Fact Sheet

Fosterville Paste Backfill Project

Paste Backfill Projects

Associated News

Related Projects

View Projects Map

Summary

  • Client Kirkland Lake Gold (ASX:KLG)
  • Award Date August 2018
  • Completion Date September 2019 (scheduled)
  • Location 27km East of Bendigo - Fosterville Gold Mine
  • Project Manager Peter Yates
  • Process Manager Bill Gosling
  • Project Type Greenfields EPC design and construct