Tasiast Site Support

Tasiast Site Support

Tasiast ADR Plant

Tasiast ADR Plant


Project Category:

Site Support/Training




Tasiast, Mauritania


4.9 Mtpa





Scope of Work

OMC’s scope of work was to assess, supervise and optimise comminution testwork (scrubbing in particular) for various ore blends. Based on the testwork results, a suitable comminution circuit was then sized.



OMC’s scope of work was to provide post commissioning site support for the Kinross Tasiast Adsorption, Desorption and Recovery Plant (ADR) and Dump Leach. Site support included supervision of all plant operators and supervisors whilst achieving target throughput and process specifications.


Notable Feature

Shortly following the first gold pour the design plant capacity was reached. Optimisation of acid wash and elution
columns in terms of optimal automatic sequence timing and water consumption was implemented with positive results.



Post commissioning site support was provided over a five month period during which time, plant design capacity and process set points were achieved.