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Natougou Gold Project – SEMAFO

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Location Boungou, Burkina Faso
Year of realization 2015 – 2018
Project value USD 219 Million


The Natougou Gold Project, part of the Tapoa Permit Group, is located in Burkina Faso, West Africa. This project, which is a high-grade gold deposit, lies approximately 320 km east of the capital, Ouagadougou. SEMAFO Inc. (SEMAFO) acquired the Tapoa Permit Group from Orbis Gold Limited (“Orbis”).


  • Audited the project status, the contractual strategy, and the project team readiness
  • Reviewed the report to ensure the project is on track and gave recommendations on corrective actions
  • Reviewed and implemented the project management procedures and document control system
  • Audited the EPCM firm and recommended actions related to the strengths and weaknesses of the EPCM
  • Reviewed and evaluated the key elements for success in EPCM for “Process Plant”
  • Provided detailed planning of engineering, execution, and commissioning activities
  • Performed a full implementation of (PRISMG2), the cost management module, and provided training to the SEMAFO staff in cost control and planning
  • Followed up on the engineering activities, site progress, and proposed action plans when required
  • Presented the project progress to the corporate team and auditors
  • Presented the project outcome with the client at mining shows and outlined the key factors for project success.