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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. 


  • 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.