Johannesburg, South Africa — 27 March 2012 – Minerals process and project management company MDM Engineering has revealed that it has been awarded the scoping study contract for Gold Fields and Gold One International’s proposed surface operations joint venture.
Gold One and Gold Fields intend to investigate the economic viability of jointly reclaiming historical tailings deposits at a number of sites within the Carletonville, Westonaria and Randfontein areas of the Witwatersrand, west of Johannesburg.
“Their intent is to extract residual gold, uranium and sulphur, while addressing mine closure in an environmentally sustainable manner and depositing the residues according to acceptable modern deposition practices,” read a MDM statement.
MDM has also recently been appointed by Gold One to undertake the definitive feasibility study review, value engineering and re-estimation of the capital cost for the Cooke uranium project, the company said.
“We have also been appointed to review and update the previous pre-feasibility study for the reclamation and reprocessing of the Randfontein tailings deposits and to upgrade the study to a definitive feasibility study,” the statement added.
“MDM is thrilled to be working with Gold One on their various projects in South Africa and is pleased to bring the experience gained on the BFS completed for Gold Fields in 2010 to bear on the synergy project,” said MDM executive director George Bennett.
“Our recent experience on First Uranium’s Ezulwini and MWS Phase 1b and Phase 2 projects has positioned MDM well to manage these studies efficiently,” he added.
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