Increva combines local knowledge and global experience to explore scoping options, conduct feasibility assessments and manage implementation.
Evolution Mining Ltd, Cowal Gold Operations Flot Tail Leach (FTL) Project: “We are impressed with Increva’s ability to get on with things and with their ability to consider all stakeholders in every situation as it arises.” Michael Hughes, Project Director Evolution Mining Ltd.
FLOT TAIL LEACH PROJECT
- Cowal, NSW, Australia
- CAPEX $40M
- Project Management of EPC contract as the Owner’s team
- Oversight of Design process
- Construction and Commissioning Management
- Operational Readiness
Increva was appointed by Evolution Mining as Owner’s Project Manager on the Cowal Gold Operations Flot Tail Leach (FTL) project near West Wyalong, NSW. As an integral member of the Owner’s team, Increva managed the EPC contractor and additional direct works associated with the expansion.
The Flot Tail Leach Project improves the process recovery of the operation. Works included brownfields activities associated with 62 tie-ins to appropriate services:
- Installation of a new leach circuit to treat flotation tails
- Installation of new carbon handling and electrowinning facilities
- Installation of new reagent mixing and distribution systems
Increva’s experienced off-site and on-site teams provided:
- Project Management for the duration of the project
- Management of engineering design and document control
- Project Controls Management of contracts, budget and schedule
- Construction Management and site supervision
- Quality and Health & Safety Management
- Commissioning Management
- Operational Readiness
Increva’s project management role as part of the Owner’s team has been a highly, successful collaboration with Project Director, Michael Hughes saying that Evolution has been impressed with “Increva’s ability to get on with things and with their ability to consider all stakeholders in every situation as it arises.”
TULU KAPI GOLD PROJECT
- 1.5 Mtpa
- Project Design & Economics Optimisation
- Strategic Direction of Project Implementation
- Major Contract Evaluation Process to Award
- Feasibility Study Review
KEFI Minerals acquired 100% ownership of the Tulu Kapi Gold Project in Western Ethiopia in 2014 and are proceeding to progress the project to operation.
We were engaged to assist KEFI advance the project from definitive feasibility study (DFS) through an optimisation review and through to development. We investigated all aspects of the project including technical, commercial, mining, environmental and community sustainability components and evaluated construction and mining operation options. We optimised the plant layout based on the site topography, in relation to mining operations. This resulted in a significant reduction in earthworks and haulage distances and subsequent capital and operating expenditure.
In conjunction with KEFI, we reviewed potential contracting strategies with major EPC/EPCM companies, mining operators, service and infrastructure providers to obtain a viable project direction and workable financing arrangements. To do this we undertook financial modelling, risk mitigation analysis and presented a range of scenarios for financial and commercial implementation.
It is a highly successful ongoing collaboration between KEFI Minerals and Increva staff, resulting in the Executive Chairman Harry Anagnostaras-Adams saying that KEFI was very pleased with our professionalism, work ethic and specialist advice.
MONTEPUEZ & BALAMA CENTRAL GRAPHITE PROJECT
- Owners Representative for the PFS/DFS Phase
- Identification & analysis of strategic project scoping options
- Coordination of study consultants
The Montepuez & Balama Central Graphite Project is located in the Northern province of Gabo Delgado in Mozambique. Metals of Africa (MTA) announced its maiden mineral resource for the Montepuez Graphite project in November 2015 and its second maiden resource for the Balama Central project in March 2016.
Spherical graphite, which is derived from natural flake graphite, is an integral component of the growing market for Li-ion batteries (LiB). The growing markets for clean energy, for example, electric vehicles using LiB’s and energy storage system’s market are driving demand for reliable, low cost, high quality graphite concentrate. Spherical graphite derived from natural graphite, is produced at approximately 1/3 the cost of synthetically produced spherical graphite, which currently dominates the market. MTA is focused on developing flake graphite to anode ready spherical graphite for LiB production which is anticipated to increase by about 40% per annum.
The Montepuez & Balama Central Graphite Project boasts a large proportion of natural graphite classified as large-jumbo flakes which command premium prices and generally equates to lower impurities leading to higher recovery.
MTA engaged Increva to act as its representative for the project management of the PFS/DFS phases of development. The MTA/Increva team have worked to identify and analyse strategic options for the project scope and study development alternatives, to fast track the completion of the DFS by end of the 4th Qtr 2016.
SISSINGUÉ GOLD PROJECT
- Cote d’Voire
- 1.2/1.0 Mtpa
- Owners Representative for the FEED Phase
The Sissingué Gold project is located in northern Cote d’Voire, adjacent to the Mali border. The Sissingué gold deposit was first drilled in late 2005 and in 2015 a definitive feasibility study was completed. The proposed process plant design for the project is based on a robust metallurgical flow sheet designed for optimum recovery with minimum operating costs.
The Sissingué processing plant design includes a crushing circuit, grinding gravity recovery and cyanide leaching to extract gold. The plant has a nameplate throughput capacity of 1.2Mtpa on oxide ore and 1.0 Mtpa on fresh ore.
On behalf of Perseus, Increva was instrumental in the management of the EPCM engineer during the FEED phase.
SIMANDOU MLVC2:MINE PROCESS PLANT PROJECT
- 100 Mtpa
- Fully resourced Feasibility StudySchedule Development
- Schedule Narrative Development
- Quantitative Schedule Risk Analysis
The Rio Tinto Simandou South mine development project is an iron ore exploration and mining project located in the Republic of Guinea. The mining project involved the greenfield development of the Ouéléba pit –up to 53Mtpa and the Pic de Fonpit –up to 47Mtpa. Construction is expected to commence late 2018.
We were engaged to produce a fully resourced feasibility study schedule for the mining project that incorporated the development of both Ouéléba and Pic de Fon.
The Ouéléba development included:
- Open pit mine of the Ouéléba ore body in the Simandourange
- Mine area comminution and conveying systems at Ouéléba
- Ore processing plant
- Ore Handling plant including project stockpiling and train load out facilities
The Pic de Fon development included:
- Open pit mine of the Pic de Fon ore body in the Simandourange
- Mine area comminution and conveying systems at Pic de Fon and overland conveyor to the Ouéléba plant area.
- Additional ore processing plant at the Ouéléba plant area.
- Additional ore handling facilities at the Ouéléba plant area.
A detailed schedule narrative accompanied the feasibility schedule and a monte carlo quantitative schedule risk analysis was conducted.
TELFER VARIOUS PROJECTS
Brownfields Constructability Review
Increva was engaged to assist Newcrest with brownfields constructability reviews for a variety of projects at its Telfer mine. In particular, we provided experienced construction management advice during the planning stage of the T2 pebble screen structural remediation project, which was to be carried out during a 40 hr shutdown.
Services included detailed review of the implementation schedule, manning and equipment levels to assist Newcrest’s objectives of a safe, efficient shutdown.
MINING AREA C WATER TREATMENT AND DISTRIBUTION PROJECT
- Brownfields Constructability Review
BHPBilliton Iron Ore conducted an upgrade of the drinking water supply, treatment and distribution system at Mining Area C, near Newman in WA, to improve compliance with BHPBIO WAIO Drinking Water Standards.
The project was a multi-discipline project requiring civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation and HV services as part of its scope of works.
The scope of the project included the provision of a new potable water distribution system at Area C. This included construction of a new water treatment plant and distribution system. The works also included the upgrade of the existing distribution system such that the future capacity requirements of Area C and the planned South Flank project could be met.
In conjunction with BHPBilliton, we participated in a constructability review to optimise the delivery of the project. The review was a collaboration between the Owner’s project team and the EPC engineer, with representation from operations and maintenance. Increva provided independent constructability and implementation advice, which influenced the design and construction methodology of the project.
DANAKALI COLLULI POTASH PROJECT
- Sulphate of Potash
- Phase 1:425 ktpa of SOP
- Phase 2:850 ktpa of SOP
- Strategic Direction of Project Implementation
- FEED / EPC Tendering Process
- Major Contract Evaluation Process to Award
- Earthworks – Mining Integration Optimisation
- Development of an Operational Readiness Plan
The Colluli Potash Project is 100% owned by the Colluli Mining Share Company (CMSC). CMSC is a 50:50 joint venture between Danakali Limited (ASX: DNK) and the Eritrean National Mining Corporation (ENAMCO). The colluli deposit is located in the Danakali region of Eritrea, East Africa. The definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the production of potassium sulphate was completed in November 2015 with a projected capital cost of US$298 million. The FEED stage is complete and the project execution phase has commenced.
Colluli’s main sulphate of potash (SOP) will be mined and processed in two phases. Phase 1 involves the mining and processing for the production of 425,000 dry tonnes of potassium sulphate SOP. Phase 2 involves increasing the production rates to 850,000 dry tonnes of SOP through the duplication of the processing plant and the expansion of supporting infrastructure.
Danakali engaged Increva to advance the project from definitive feasibility study (DFS) through development of the strategic direction of the project implementation and the FEED and EPC contract evaluation process to award.
- Wave International
- Battery Limits
Primavera P6 and MS Project
Estimating project costs and business case assessment
Forensic schedule analysis
Stress testing project schedules and estimates with @Risk™ software
Tender process and evaluation
- Contract planning
Facilitation of risk reviews
Our project controls team is engaged in providing a variety of scheduling, estimating, modelling, cost, risk, contracts and procurement management services on a customised, as required basis for our Clients.
Our scheduling services have been engaged for conceptual, feasibility and execution phases (engineering only and full projects) for the following Clients and projects:
Pilgangoora Stage 2 Expansion Project; Wodgina ; Syama – Box Cut; Touro process plant engineering; Tanami Expansion Project; Dargues Gold Mine and
DeGrussa Copper Mine – Expansion Project – Contractor Baseline Schedule Forensic Analysis and Delay Claim Analysis.
Hastings Mineral Sands Project; Gabanintha Vanadium Project; Kalbar Mineral Sands Project and
Iluka: Cataby Mineral Sands Project – Commissioning Project Schedule Development
Image Resources: Boonanaring Mineral Sands Project and
Volt: Bunyu Mineral Sands
BHP South Flank 132kV Overhead Transmission Line; Dampier Salt Lake Jetty; Muja Power Station; Onslow Power Station & Transmission Line; Roy Hill 33kV Connection Project; Yarnima – South Hedland Power Precinct; Newmont Tanami and
Lincoln Gap Wind Farm – Forensic Schedule Analysis
STOCKMAN COPPER ZINC PROJECT
- Round Oak Minerals Pty Limited
- Copper, Zinc
- Benambra, Victoria, Australia
- CAPEX $180 -$200M
- Project Management of study services & early works as the Owner’s Team
- Project Management of mine camp relocation
Round Oak Minerals Pty Ltd (formerly CopperChem), a subsidiary of Washington H. Soul Pattinson (WHSP), successfully completed the purchase of the Stockman project mining lease in 2017. The site is located near Benambra in East Gippsland, 460km NE of Melbourne.
The new mine development has an estimated capital budget of A$180-$200M. The company intends to commence infrastructure to support production, subject to Round Oak Minerals final investment decision and receipt of necessary permits.
In July 2018, Round Oak Minerals was granted an infrastructure license over the historic Wilga mine tailings dam site to reinforce the integrity of the existing facility and to ensure its suitability for the proposed mine development.
Round Oak Minerals chief executive Rob Copper said “the next step for the project was to obtain final approval for its work plan and Round Oak hoped to start construction in the next 18-24 months (approx. 2020).
Increva has been appointed as Owner’s Representative and is working with Round Oak to undertake study services and early works to support the project.