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Bulyanhulu Gold Mine

Project Summary

Client:

Kahama Mining Corporation

Location:

Tanzania

Date:

1999 - 2004

Scope:

Mechanised Lateral Development and Production Activities, Shaft Sinking, Fleet Maintenance and Workforce Training.

The Bulyanhulu Gold Mine is an underground gold mine in the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania, located 55 kilometres south of Lake Victoria. Following the opening of Bulyanhulu, Tanzania became the third largest producer of gold in Africa, behind South Africa and Mali.

When the mining operation resumed after faltering in the early stages of development, Byrnecut Mining International Limited was awarded the mining contract in 1999, becoming Byrnecut’s first major commitment to international contract mining.

Byrnecut’s scope of works included mechanised lateral development and production activities, shaft sinking, fleet maintenance and work force training.

The use of mechanised mining techniques and Byrnecut’s world standard safety and training policies and procedures saw the Bulyanhulu project emerge as one of Africa’s leading gold producers and after five years of involvement at the project Byrnecut handed over operations to the client.