The Akyem Gold Project is located in the Birim North District of the Eastern Region of Ghana; 133 kilometres northwest of the capital city of Accra. Akyem is a greenfield 8.5 Mtpa gold process plant with associated reagents and utilities; tailings storage dam; water storage dam; power connection and transmission from the regional power grid (via a 105km 132kV line), as well as 12 MW emergency power station.
Scope of Work:
Lycopodium was engaged to deliver Stages 4 and 5 of the Akyem project. Stage 4 involved performing option studies and other studies to determine Akyem’s economic viability and optimising a single option to develop the project to Stage 5. Stage 5 of Akyem was the full development of the project including detailed engineering, construction, commissioning, start-up and preliminary operations.