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Tasiast Gold Mine Expansion Project- Kinross Gold Corporation

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Location Mauritania, Africa
Year of realization 2017 – 2018
Project value USD 300 Million


Kinross Gold Corporation is a Canadian-based gold and silver mining company. The company’s mines are located in Brazil, Ghana, Mauritania, Russia, and the United States.

The Tasiast Gold Mine Expansion Project is an open-pit gold mine in Mauritania, 300 km north of the capital of Nouakchott. The Tasiast optimization study recommended a two-phased expansion that leverages the existing mill infrastructure. Phase One of the expansion increased the mill throughput from the current 8 ktpd to 12 ktpd. Phase Two increased the mill throughput from 12 ktpd to 30 ktpd with the installation of equipment allowing additional milling, leaching, thickening, and refinery capacity.


  • Provided Construction management and transition to operation services
  • Supervised the contractors works and provided coordination with stakeholders
  • Prepared the commissioning execution plan
  • Provided construction management and contractor supervision and coordination
  • Planned the activities related to mechanical completion, POV, and commissioning
  • Mobilized a team of engineers and commissioning technicians to the site
  • Managed and lead all activities from mechanical completion to commissioning
  • Planned, managed, and supervised the work performed by contractors and vendors
  • Provided mechanical completion, POV, and commissioning of the plant and hand-over to the client
  • Managed deficiencies after the construction phase
  • Implemented CommissioningForce, PROGESYS’ in-house commissioning software
  • Assisted Tasiast Gold Mine’s start-up and ramp-up of facilities
  • Performed LOTO and HSE training based on Kinross Gold Corporation’s needs and regulatory compliance requirements.