IMEC is pleased to announce the successful completion of engineering services provided to the Higginsville Gold Operations (HGO) which is owned and operated by Metals X Ltd.
The engagement was to provide fluid mechanical design services for a tails pumping and decant return system upgrade which formed part of an overall site Tailing’s Storage Management Project.
HGO plans to utilise an exhausted open pit which is located some 3.5km from the Process Plant as a TSF, and so engaged IMEC to select a suitable pipeline size and specification, review of the existing tailing’s pumps to ensure their capacity to deliver tailing’s to the new TSF at the required throughput rates and specify a decant water pumping system which would deliver supernatant water (liberated from the slurry in the TSF) back to the Process Plant.
IMEC tasked their highly experienced Engineers and Design Drafters to interpret slurry rheology, plant throughput requirements, site topographical data and other set parameters to derive a fit for purpose solution that would ensure the utilisation of existing infrastructure and plant (where possible) and ensure the most efficient result for the integration of the upgraded pumping systems.
All design works were completed in accordance with the client’s timeline, budget and site specific requirements along with adherence to IMEC’s ISO9001 accredited Quality Management System.
A blend of proprietary developed software, fluid mechanical first principles and industry leading software to develop results specific to the requirements of the HGO project.
We look forward to continuing to support the team at HGO during execution of the procurement and construction phases respectively.[/fusion_text]