Mt Morgans Tailings Storage Facility

Scope of Work

GR Engineering was appointed by Dacian Gold Limited (DCN) to undertake the engineering, design (management of sub-consultant), procurement, construction and commissioning of the Tailings Storage Facility (TSF). 

Services provided included:

  • Classification and identification of construction materials at source;
  • Management of design through appointment of tailings consultant;
  • Management of construction and coordination of construction material supply and delivery through appointment of bulk earthworks subcontractor;
  • Construction management and supervision for TSF Construction;
  • Management of consultant during construction phase to provide testing services;
  • QA/QC for Construction Phase;
  • Reporting and licencing application support.

Project Statistics:

  • Type of TSF: Paddock Impoundment
  • Impoundment area: 44.7 ha
  • Stage 1 (starter embankment) wall height: 9.5 m agl
  • Stage 1 crest length: 1,650 m
  • Tailings discharge method: Multiple Spigot
  • Water recovery: Pumped decant tower
  • Construction Materials: Mine waste rock, well graded sandy gravel filter/support, clayey sand/sandy clay, geomembrane (ES1 bitumen) liner


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  • Client Dacian Gold Limited (ASX:DCN)
  • Award Date January 2017
  • Completion Date March 2018
  • Location Laverton, Western Australia
  • Project Manager Peter Yates
  • Process Manager Bill Gosling
  • Project Type Greenfields EPC design and construct