Sanbrado Burkina Faso, West Africa

Location
90km SE Ouagadougou, 20km S Mogtédo, Burkina Faso

Nearest Town
Mogtédo, Ganzourgou Province

Client
West African Resources

Commodity
Gold

Contract Type
Fixed & Variable Schedule of Rates

Contract Duration
2019 - 2024

Scope
Mechanised Decline, Lateral and Vertical Development, LHOS Production, Backfill, plus Fleet Maintenance and Workforce Training

Byrnecut was awarded the five-year underground mining contract with West African Resources (WAF) in December 2018 at the Sanbrado Gold Project in Burkina Faso, west Africa. The flagship site is located approximately 90km east-southeast of the capital Ouagadougou, and approximately 20km south of the regional centre of Mogtedo.

With extensive underground mining services provided globally, and current operating experience in west Africa, BBF is positioned to deliver high-quality results and accelerate cash flow for WAF.

Immediately after the excavation of the box-cut was complete in May 2019, BBF commenced portal establishment for Sanbrado underground in order to access the high-grade gold mineralisation directly beneath the proposed M1 South open pit.

The project scope of works, to be executed by a combination of expatriates and Burkinabe national personnel, include:

  • High-speed mechanised incline, decline and lateral development, including ore drives (+10.8km)
  • Longhole rising for vertical development of the escapeway and ventilation network (+0.8km)
  • Installation, maintenance and operation of underground mine services
  • Production mining using longhole open stoping (+1.0Mt) and delivery of loose waste and cemented rock fill (CRF) backfill (+0.7Mt)
  • Maintenance of the trackless mobile fleet of more than 25 machines
  • Workforce training and skills development, including safety systems and emergency response
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development / annum
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pieces of equipment
Map of West Africa

Sanbrado
Burkina Faso

Development Drills Sandvik DD421 1
Production Drills Sandvik DL431 1
Boggers Sandvik LH517
Sandvik LH514
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2
Trucks Sandvik TH551 4

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