Fluor South Africa was awarded the design, construction, and commissioning contract for the Target Gold Project.
Detailed design was carried out at Fluor’s office in Perth, and responsibility for construction was transferred to the Fluor’s site office at Free State, South Africa.
During construction, site employment peaked at more than 500 people, totaling 60,000 workhours during the construction phase. The construction portion of the project, completed within 12 months, expended more than 800,000 workhours without a single lost-time accident.
The majority of the materials and equipment were sourced from suppliers within South Africa.
The design of the plant included complete process, structural, mechanical, and electrical design of its components: an ore storage silo with a 20-hour capacity and a stockpiles reclamation facility that bypasses the silo.
Key facilities in the plant were ore storage and handling, milling and classification, pre-leach thickening, leaching, adsorption, residue disposal, gravity concentration, electrowinning and smelting, and reagents storage and handling.