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Cerro Moro Gold Mine – Yamana Gold

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Location Santa Cruz, Argentina
Year of realization 2018
Project value USD 450 Million


Yamana Gold Inc. is a gold producer with gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions throughout the Americas, including Canada, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina.

Cerro Moro is a gold-silver development project located in Santa Cruz, a province in Argentina.  The property contains several high-grade epithermal gold and silver veins, which are expected to be mined by a combination of open pit and underground mining.  The formal decision to proceed with construction was made in early 2015 and the initial production was expected to begin in the second quarter of 2018.  In the first three years of production, annual production at Cerro Moro was expected to be 150,000 ounces of gold and 7.2 million ounces of silver.


  • Reviewed and commented on the commissioning execution plan
  • Reviewed and commented on the commissioning planning for activities related to mechanical completion, pre-operational verifications, and commissioning
  • Assisted the client in implementing the best practices to verify commissioning work
  • Assisted the client in the management of commissioning activities
  • Assisted the client in the management of deficiencies encountered after the construction phase
  • Reviewed and commented on the commissioning procedures
  • Assisted in the commissioning of the plant, in manual and automatic modes
  • Supported the handing over of the systems from EPCM company to the client
  • Assisted the client during the facilities’ start-up and ramp-up.