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Chatree Gold: Award winning gold processing facility

Chang Wat Phetchabun, Thailand
Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd
Minerals & Metals

This project involved the construction of a 1 Mt/y gold processing facility. The process consisted of single stage crushing, SAG milling, CIL, desorption, gold room, cyanide reduction and tailings disposal.

Ausenco’s scope included the engineering design and construction of all processing facilities, surface infrastructure, power supply, water supply, buildings and tailings storage facilities.

Full procurement, expediting and inspection services, complete construction management including the utilisation of a largely local workforce, complete commissioning services, performance testing (including passing process guarantees) and training of plant operations people.


  • Awarded the 2002 Engineering Excellence Award, WA division of Institute of Engineers, Australia.
  • 20 daysCompleted ahead of schedule and under budget
  • 0lost time injuries for project duration
  • Two weeksProject fully commissioned and practical completion awarded within four weeks of first gold production