AltynGold to include brand-new Cat & Epiroc fleet for underground Sekisovskoye mine growth

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. Published by Paul Moore on fifth December 2022

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Kazakh gold miner AltynGold PLC has actually revealed that an extra credit limit for a quantity of $40 million from Kazakh Bank JSC Bank Center Credit (BCC) has actually been effectively protected. The loans are repayable in instalments over a regard to 6 and a half years with interest charges varying from 3% to 7%. The extra credit limit together with the business’s own funds will be made use of to increase the production capability of the Sekisovskoye underground mine and broaden the capability of the processing plant to 1 Mt/y (from the existing 850,000 t/y), consisting of a big brand-new Caterpillar underground mining fleet.

The existing growth task overall expense is $64 million. The prepare for the mine is to increase the ore production to 1 Mt/y and gold production to 60,000 oz/y. Long term AltynGold prepares an i ncrease in ore production as much as 2 Mt/y, and production of more than 100,000 oz of gold annually. This will consist of open and underground mining operations at the in-development Teren Sai deposit consisting of a brand-new processing plant.

To increase the production capability of the underground mine the business is including 7 30 t Cat AD30 underground trucks and 7 12 t Cat R1300 LHDs plus 2 Epiroc Simba K102 production drilling rigs, an Epiroc S1D advancement jumbo and an Epiroc Diamec U4 Smart expedition diamond drilling rig. It has actually likewise ordred a KPV-4A raise borer from Russia’s JSC Mining Machines.

Auxiliary mining devices to make sure effective and safe mining operations consists of a primary Korfmann ventilation fan plus secondary fans from Russia AMZ Ventprom (4 VME-12) plus 3 workers providers, a Lupomat 45 compressor plus active mining face scanner, inclinometer, and 6 Flygt BS dewatering pumps.

It likewise consists of some restoration of the power supply at the mine, the application of a mishap caution system and a system for tracking of the positioning of employees in the mine. The business is likewise draining pipes the pit in order to lower water inflow into the mine and make sure the safe operation of the pit’s transportation interactions in winter season; plus including devices and transportation options for moving ore and employees on the surface area (6 25 t Chinese Shacman dump truck, 4 Yineng ZL50 wheel loaders plus a Shantui SD-32 dozer, JSB excavator, tanker, PAZ bus and other lorries).

To increase the ore processing capability as much as 1 Mt/y, the processing plant will be broadened consisting of setup of an extra 4500 x 6000 ball mill for the very first phase of grinding; acquisition of devices and building of a brand-new squashing and evaluating complex (DSK) with 3 phases of squashing; growth of the sorption department (setup of an extra 3 seeping tanks of 800 m3 each); restoration of the desorption and electrolysis system in order to make sure the processing of 8 t of triggered carbon daily; and application of a considerable quantity of building and setup works (building of structures and structures, structures, setup of devices and so on).

AltynGold’s CEO Aidar Assaubayev commented: “Protecting the advancement financing at appealing terms, shows our partners’ self-confidence in the potential customers of AltynGold. We are now in a position to execute the growth strategy towards 1mtpa production within 2 years in line with our tactical development strategy. Attaining this turning point will substantially increase investors worth and set the phase for a sustainable dividend policy.”

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