Process Commissioning Specialist
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University of Johannesburg
University of Johannesburg
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Currently working for HPJV (Husab Project Joint Venture) based at Husab Mine in Namibia. The operation comprises of an open pit mine and the state of the art metallurgical processing plant designed to process 15 Mt/a of ROM (run of mine) at an average grade of 512 g/t, producing 7149 t/a of U3O8 at a recovery of 92%. HPJV is responsible for the construction and commissioning of this operation and I am part of the team as a Process Engineer assigned to cold and wet commissioning of the processing plant which comprises of Ore Crushing, Milling, Leach, Solid Liquid Separation (CCD Circuit), Ion Exchange, Solvent Extraction, Precipitation, Drying and Packaging; with the main focus on the Ion Exchange and the Solvent Extraction circuits. The team is made up of expatriates from across the globe.
Previously working for Gaze Corporation (Pty) Ltd, a diverse SME which provides services to the public and private sectors in South Africa. The services provided includes but not limited to; Information Technology (Systems support, Security, Data migration, Data validation and new installations), Shuttle services. The company client base is made up of the government and private entities.
Based at Trekkopje Uranium Mine, which was a three phase uranium project, initial phase throughput was 47 000 tons per leach pad and produced 7 tons of uranium and the second phase throughput was 3.2 million tons per leach pad and produced 440 tons of uranium.
Based at Kopanang gold plant and later relocated to Noligwa gold plant which had an average throughput of 370 000 tons and 240 000 tons per month respectively. The average gold production per month from the two plants was 750 kg for Kopanang plant and 1250 kg Noligwa plant.
Awarded a bursary by AnglogoldAshanti to obtain a B Tech in Extraction Metallurgy from the University of Johannesburg.
Practical work was done during holidays at Anglogold Ashanti's Kopanang Gold Plant, where I worked with Graduate Metallurgists in their day to day jobs, as well spent time at the control room to understand plant operation.
Based at Kopanang gold plant which had a monthly throughput of 85 000 tons reef and 285 000 tons waste per month, producing about 550 kg reef gold and 220 kg waste gold at recovery efficiency of between 95 and 96%.
Based at the Free State One Plant which processed about 400 000 tons of reef per month at an average grade of 5g/ton.
January 2005 - To December 2005
Employer Harmony Gold Mine,Elandsrand Gold Plant South Africa
Position Student Experiential Training