Projects by region: Africa

Toliara Sands Project

Client
World Titanium Resources
Location
Toliara, Madagascar
Products
Ilmenite, Zircon and Rutile Concentrate
Project Capital Value
$190M (ref Scoping Study Report 426/523)
Project Summary
The Toliara Sands Project is a large mineral sands deposit located in the southwest of Madagascar. The project is being developed by World Titanium Resources (WTR). EPMS was engaged by WTR to provide design and engineering services for their Feasibility Study considering a process to produce 400,000 tonnes per annum of ilmenite and 43,000 tonnes per annum of a zircon rich concentrate.

The scope of the engineering was for the design of In-pit Feed Preparation Plant, Primary Wet Concentrator Plant, Mineral Separation Plant, and associated infrastructure.
Scope
Development of Process Flow Diagrams
Development of Mass Balance and Process
Design Criteria
Options Study
Process Plant and Associated Infrastructure

Design, which included:
In-Pit Feed Preparation Plant
Primary Wet Concentrator
Transfer Station
Slurry Pipeline
Mineral Separation Plant
Product Handling, Storage and Loadout Facilities
Tails Handling
Plant Infrastructure and Services
Equipment Sizing and Selection
Preparation of Equipment Datasheets and Specifications
Detailed General Arrangement Drawings
Compilation of Capital Cost Estimate
Basis of Estimate Report
Project Achievements
EPMS was able to provide high quality robust deliverables for inclusion into the Feasibility Study report and the Capital Cost Estimate provided was to a level of accuracy that exceeded the industry standard for this stage of study. EPMS’s involvement with similar projects in the past ensured the work for this project was completed efficiently and within the client’s extremely tight timeframe.

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Tonkolili

Client
Ausenco
Location
200 km NE of Freetown, Sierra Leone
Products
Magnetite
Project Capital Value
$1.2 Billion (phase 1)
Project Summary
The Tonkolili Iron Ore Project consists of mining and processing operations that will produce concentrate for export for approximately 45 years. There’s also potential for increased production subject to further exploration. The crushed ore will be concentrated in process plants located at the mine. The ore concentrate will then be transported approximately 200 km via new infrastructure to a new purpose-built port at Tagrin Point, near the mouth of the Sierra Leone river estuary.
Scope
Provision of Project Execution and Planning Expertise to Ausenco
Project Achievements
All work was completed to a high quality and finished within the cost and time constraints set by the client.