200km NW Accra, Ghana
Obuasi, Ashanti Region
2012 - 2016
Mechanised Lateral Development Activities including Fleet Maintenance and Workforce Training
Obuasi gold mine is 65km by road from Kumasi, or 200km north-west of Accra, amid the township of Obuasi. Mining started in Obuasi in 1897. Prior to the mine’s closure in 2016, it was one of the world’s largest producers of gold.
Byrnecut and AngloGold Ashanti entered into an alliance-style contract for this project.
We specialised in mechanised development, a method not practised onsite previously. Predominantly handheld methods and a complex shaft system had been historically used to mine the ore body. Byrnecut’s main priority was to commence and complete the
Obuasi Deeps Decline, providing new, more efficient access to the extensive mine workings.
Byrnecut’s scope of works included portal construction, decline and lateral development, and rehabilitation. We also managed all fleet maintenance and aimed to introduce mechanised longhole stoping methods.
Training and assessment of the Ghanaian workforce were also completed by Byrnecut.
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