GR Engineering lands $24M Fosterville paste backfill plant work

GR ENGINEERING Services has been awarded a $23.9 million contract to design, supply, construct and commission a 65cu.m per hour past backfill plant at Kirkland Lake Gold’s Fosterville gold mine 21km east of Bendigo, Victoria.

GR Engineering lands $24M Fosterville paste backfill plant work GR Engineering lands $24M Fosterville paste backfill plant work GR Engineering lands $24M Fosterville paste backfill plant work GR Engineering lands $24M Fosterville paste backfill plant work GR Engineering lands $24M Fosterville paste backfill plant work

Core samples from the Fosterville gold mine.

The plant will be used to backfill stopes at the underground mine and is part of the plan to take the mine's annual production to more than 400,000 ounces in the next two years.
Besides doing all the process engineering design and building the plant, GRES will also be designing the underground reticulation piping.

Work is due to start on the plant immediately with the facility slated for completion in 2019.

GRES managing director Geoff Jones said he looked forward to the company's team demonstrating its paste backfill facility construction capabilities at Fosterville.

Canada-based Kirkland recently increased its production guidance for the Victorian mine from 260,000 ounces to 300,000oz to 275,000oz to 300,000oz.

Kirkland president and CEO Tony M...

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