TOLUKUMA Gold Mine Ltd (TGM), a subsidiary of Petromin, has re-commissioned its milling plant after two months of vigorous maintenance activities.
Mills operation manager Dominic Walegere said the plant’s upgrade and the refurbishment work carried out addressed the mill’s reliability and production issues.
Walegere said TGM engaged external consultant Sun Engineering from Australia to oversee the mill’s re-commissioning.
He pointed out that production was starting at ground zero.
“This means that it is starting a new gold plant and the next three weeks or so the re-commissioning would re-establish the plant’s operating conditions and optimisation of the operation,” Walegere said.
Improvements were also made to the gravity gold extraction circuit, where plant gold recovery was expected to increase.
Chief executive Sam Inguba said TMG had invested in new equipment and hoped to see better results soon.
He praised Sun Engineering, TGM general manager Sarimu Kanu, Walegere and his maintenance team for their effort to ensure the maintenance of the mill plant was successfully carried out and re-commissioned.