Lycopodium picks up contract for Sabodala-Massawa

Perth-based engineer Lycopodium has been notified it was awarded the engineering and procurement (EP) and associated project management (PM) services contract for Endeavor Gold’s Sabodala-Massawa expansion project in Senegal, West Africa.

The firm was awarded early works after the completion of the operation’s definitive feasibility study (DFS) and has now snagged these newest contracts that extend its longstanding partnership with the mining operator.

The scope of work for the integration and expansion at Sabodala-Massawa includes supplementing the current 4.2-Mtpa carbon-in-leach (CIL) plant with a 1.2-Mtpa BIOX (biological oxidation) plant to process the high-grade refractory ores from the Massawa deposits.

The new plant includes primary crushing, crushed ore stockpile and reclaim, grinding including pebble crushing, gravity gold recovery, flotation, concentrate regrind, BIOX circuit, CIL circuit, detoxification circuit and a gold room.

The contract is valued at A$26 million, and the first gold pour from the BIOX plant is expected in early 2024.

Sabodala-Massawa is the largest producing gold mine in Senegal; Endeavour acquired the complex, including the Sabodala mill and deposits and the nearby Massawa deposits, in February 2021.

The project is located approximately 650 kilometres east–southeast of the capital city of Dakar and 96 km north of the town of Kedougou.

Global engineer Lycopodium has offices in Australia, South Africa, Canada, Ghana and the Philippines.


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