Tropicana Gold Optimisation Project


Tropicana Gold Optimisation Project

Project Description:


AngloGold Ashanti Austalia Ltd


North Eastern Goldfields, Western Australia


Brownfileds | Optimisation | EP


Studies | Engineering Design | Project Services | Expert Services

Mintrex Scope:

Design and construction management, optimisation and expert advice.


Optimisation ~7.5 Mtpa Au



Tropicana Gold Optimisation Project – Mintrex Pty Ltd (Mintrex) has performed a significant role in the development of AngloGold Ashanti Australia’s (AGAA) Tropicana Gold Mine. In May 2012 with the gold project still under construction, Mintrex was appointed to complete the scoping study to design the Mine Dewatering.

Through the successful completion of this assignment, Mintrex was appointed in mid-2014 to undertake a series of sustaining capital projects commencing with the Borefield Extension Project to increase the volume and flow rate to the plant. The scope included the intermediate Raw Water Dam. Over the past two years the business has successfully completed projects in process plant improvement, infrastructure and materials handling. Significant assignments have included the Conveyor Optimisation and Cyanide Reduction works. All projects have been completed meeting AngloGold Ashanti’s safety and environmental standards.

The ability of senior Mintrex personnel to work with AngloGold Ashanti operating staff, to achieve early identification of problems and definition of associated scope in these projects resulted in the business being appointed in June 2015 to manage an important integrated Optimisation Study with a number of operational objectives. Following the completion of this study in September 2015, Mintrex was appointed to complete the detail design followed by the construction management, as part of an integrated client team, of the various optimisation projects that were defined by the study.

In much of its work at the Tropicana Gold Project operation, Mintrex has applied its “Zero-Base Design” approach with its early identification of problems and development of simplified and low CAPEX solutions that, where ever possible, also improve OPEX. Mintrex looks forward to continuing the partnership with AngloGold Ashanti.