FLSmidth has been selected to supply key process technologies for two independent greenfield gold mines being built in West Africa and Canada. The Fekola gold mine, located in Mali, West Africa, is being developed by B2 Gold, a Vancouver, Canada-based gold producer. FLSmidth has been selected to supply the key milling, separation and gold refining technologies as well as commissioning and startup services.
The other gold mine, Brucejack, is being built in northern British Columbia, Canada, by Pretivm Resources. FLSmidth’s scope of supply is similar to the Fekola mine with the addition of Knelson gravity concentrators to capture the gold present in Brucejack’s ore body by means of gravity separation.
“Our customers are interested in new highly efficient process technologies with low environmental impact,” said Group Executive Vice President of the Minerals Division in FLSmidth Manfred Schaffer. “Our global footprint is also an advantage for gold miners where projects like Fekola — with owners in the Americas, mines in Africa and engineering houses in Australia — are the norm rather than the exception.”