Sargon has submitted its final report to Xstract Mining Consultants to be packaged and issued to Sable Mining Africa as part of a detailed scoping study (“DSS”) for the Nimba Iron Ore Project located in Guinea, West Africa.
The project’s supply chain is comprised of an open cut mine, a processing plant producing lump and fines iron ore, and an export corridor including heavy haul road, rail, and a port terminal. Sargon’s scope of facilities included ex-pit to shiploading infrastructure, plus support infrastructure including mine services and maintenance centre, explosives storage compound, construction camps and permanent accommodation, mine pit dewatering and tailings pumping facilities.
Sargon delivered capital and operating cost estimates for the project to approximately ±30% weighted accuracy for various phases of the project’s life-cycle. In order to provide a value-added service that appropriately balanced the cost of engineering services with the resultant project risk profile, Sargon strategically focussed engineering intensity (detail) towards large Capex/Opex items such as the large civil works of the rail corridor.
This project marks the first occasion that Sargon has collaborated with Xstract Mining Consultants, who were very pleased with Sargon’s service having subsequently invited Sargon to tender for the next phase of the work. Xstract has also requested Sargon’s involvement to support its submission of a tender for an unrelated project.
Sargon wishes to thank both Xstract and Sable Mining Africa for its business to date and looks forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.