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MDM project pipeline shift

MDM is awarded the feasibility study for African Barrick’s Bulyanhulu project

08 August 2011

MDM Engineering Group Limited (“MDM”) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the feasibility study (“FS”) for a 2.4 million tonnes per annum (“mtpa”) CIL gold plant to treat reclaimed tailings and current flotation rougher tailings for African Barrick Gold’s (“ABG”) Bulyanhulu Gold Mine in Tanzania.

ABG is the largest gold producer in Tanzania with a portfolio of four operating mines and is the operator and manager of Bulyanhulu Gold Mine, which is wholly owned by Bulyanhulu Gold Mine Limited, a 100% owned subsidiary of ABG.

 A concentrator plant has been in operation at Bulyanhulu since commissioning in 2001.  During 2010 ABG completed a scoping study to determine the technical and economic viability of reclaiming and processing the stored tailings for recovery of gold.

As a result of these in-house studies ABG now wishes to undertake a FS for a new CIL facility to process tailings reclaimed from the historical tailings at a rate of      1.4 mtpa concurrently with current flotation tailings at a rate of 1 mtpa. The new plant total throughput will thus be 2.4 mtpa.

George Bennett, MDM Executive Director said:
 “MDM is thrilled to be working on the Bulyanhulu gold project in Tanzania. MDM will be able to bring the experience of the team’s 35 gold plants designed and built across Africa, including 2 x 650k tpm tailings plants built in the last 3 years.  We look forward to a long working relationship with African Barrick Gold.”


MDM Engineering Group Limited

Martin Smith (CEO)
George Bennett (Executive Director)
Dominique de la Roche (Finance Director)
Tel: +27 (0) 11 993 4300

Collins Stewart Europe Limited

Adrian Hadden
John Prior
Tel: +44 (0)20 7523 8350

Tavistock Communications

Paul Youens
Emily Fenton
Tel: +44 (0)20 7920 3150



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