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Ma'aden Bulgah Gold Project

Ma’aden Bulgah Gold Project

Ma’aden (Saudi Arabian Mining Company) | Saudi Arabia | 2006

Heap leaching

in a remote, hot, and arid environment

37.8 hectares

of leach-pad area added

Challenges

  • Construct a gold heap-leach facility in two phases, each consisting of leach pads covering approximately 37 hectares in area
  • Provide detailed design for the heap-leach pad in a remote, hot, and arid environment

Solutions

  • Hatch provided detailed engineering design and documentation for the Stage 2 extension to the existing heap-leach pad
  • Services included detailed design and documentation to prepare an additional 37.8 hectares of heap-leach pad, allowing the existing conveyor systems to be relocated
  • The Stage 2 pad was designed to tie in and provide a seamless extension to the operating Stage 1 pad

Highlights

  • The detailed design of the heap-leach pad for this gold-extraction operation took place in a remote, hot, and arid environment.
  • New works were designed to tie into an existing operational heap-leach pad

Project numbers

37.8 hectares of leach-pad area added

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