Asante anticipates the process plant refurbishment project at the Bibiani mine (above) will be complete in June 2022.

Following a period of detailed review, Asante Gold Corp. mobilized local company Harlequin International to initiate the refurbishment of their 3-million-metric-ton-per-year (mt/y) Bibiani mine processing plant in Ghana. Asante anticipates that the process plant refurbishment project will be complete in June 2022.

“I am impressed by the quality of people, resources and record of success in the mining business that Harlequin brings to this project,” Asante President and CEO Douglas MacQuarrie said. “Asante looks forward to working with Harlequin and all of our project partners, toward a safe and successful project execution.”

Works have already commenced on site. Design and planning initiatives for other aspects of the Bibiani Mine Development Project continue to advance, according to MacQuarrie.

In addition, the company welcomed Walter Agbey to the operations management team as metallurgical manager. He has worked to develop and commission three gold processing plants, including the Bibiani plant. He is a former Metallurgical- Processing Manager for the Chirano, Nzema, and Asanko-Goldfields Nkran gold mines.