The Asanko Gold Mine project broke ground in August 2014 (south western Ghana) and is nearing commissioning.

The project entails:

  • widening and deepening of the existing Nkran open pit,
  • construction of a new gold processing plant, and
  • associated infrastructure.

ULS Mineral Resource Projects was engaged by Asanko Gold’s Ghanaian subsidiary, Adansi Gold, and its EPCM Contractor, DRA Projects, for the construction management of bulk infrastructure using the ICU Contract System.

ULS managed four separate ICU contracts at the Asanko Gold Mine.

  • Two were standard ICU contracts involving mainstream contractors – WBHO Ghana and E&P
  • the others involved smaller local enterprises in terms of the “ICU Lite” contract.

Asanko_3picsThe value of the construction work managed by ULS at Asanko was $28 million, including:

  • bulk and restricted earthworks,
  • buried services,
  • storm water management,
  • a 20 m high reinforced earth wall,
  • upgrading of 12 km of main access road, and
  • an 85 ha HDPE lined tailing storage facility (TSF) (an access of 2 000 000m3 earthworks)

The works undertaken in terms of ICU Lite entailed

  • construction of 260,000 m3 of terraces for the building of new houses for people displaced by the mining operations ($2 million ) and
  • a 3 km long public road diversion around the blast limits of the expanded open pit($870 000)

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