In June 2020, Ausenco was awarded the Mine Expansion EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management) Project for Queensland-based Ravenswood Gold Pty Ltd owned by EMR Capital and SGX listed Golden Energy and Resources Limited.
The Ravenswood gold mine is located approximately 130km south of Townsville and 90km east of Charters Towers in north-east Queensland, Australia.
With the new mining operation commencing at Ravenswood comes a major plant expansion in three stages with the final stage completion expected in January 2022. The project involves the following key areas:
- a new three-stage crushing circuit
- a new ball mill
- additional leaching capacity (6 x 5,100m3 tanks)
- associated infrastructure upgrades
The expansion will allow the new circuit to process up to 12Mt per year, more than double the existing throughput.
The new design will help in reducing the environmental footprint by allowing for pre-concentration as an option, which can reduce water and energy intensity by 32%.
40% of the onsite supervision team is from Townsville and surrounding areas.
We also prioritised local contractors from Townsville and the broader North Queensland region, including Dawsons Engineering, Thomas Steel Fabrication, MINEELEC, RMS, Wulguru Steel, PJ Walsh, and Mineforce.