Open Pit Mining Operations at the Bibiani Mine will start in February 2022, to include development of satellite pits and provide feed material to the Process Plant from Q2 2022.
Main pit development, to its planned ultimate +350 metres depth in 2029, includes a 4-stage program. Total material movement will be up to 75 million tonnes/year. PW Mining will mobilize up to 125 units of heavy equipment, including drills, excavators, haulage trucks, bulldozers, and ancillary equipment. Site establishment includes construction of a heavy equipment maintenance facility, offices, and a training center.
PW Mining has been in operation in Ghana since 1994 and has delivered projects for many major mining companies in Ghana and in West Africa. PW Mining’s reputation of delivering projects safely, on time, and to the highest standards has been well established. In 2016 and 2019, the Ghana Chamber of Mines awarded PW Mining the Mining Services Contractor of the Year Award for outstanding service and for being a Mining Industry leader.
Douglas MacQuarrie, President & CEO of Asante commented; “Our Team has been impressed by the quality of people, resources, and record of success in the mining business that PW Mining brings to the Bibiani Mine. Asante looks forward to working with PW Mining, and all our other project partners, to continue to deliver a safe and successful operation.”