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Perseus Mining has 650km2 of tenements centred on the Ashanti Gold Belt some 25km-65km from the 60-million-ounce Obuasi gold deposit, including two mining leases that are the focus of initial production for the Edikan Gold Mine (formerly Central Ashanti Gold Project).
When Perseus Mining faced a resourcing crisis in the final stages of construction of the processing plant for the Edikan Gold Mine in Ghana, it prevented the company from completing the commissioning of the plant.
Advisian had previously assisted Perseus Mining on commercial issues with the construction contractor, and was approached to provide an experienced Construction Manager to assist with the final stages of construction and the commissioning process. This involved:
Advisian provided an experienced staff member who had worked in maintenance and process management at mines in Africa and Australia. A structured but diplomatic approach was implemented to the interface role between the owner and engineering contractor.
Through pragmatic negotiation with the contractor, minor design modifications were made during commissioning, such as relocating controls to less vulnerable positions where they were less prone to damage, and pipework modification to improve maintenance access to pumps.
Perseus was satisfied that the plant was ‘fit-for-purpose’ and the plant was completed on schedule.