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Project Experience

The World Bank  Working with Manitoba Hydro International, provided an evaluation and assessment report for re-establishing central utility-based power generation in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, and two rural centres. Scope included evaluation of preferred fuels and draft bid documents for power plant development.

Belcourt-Saxon Provided preliminary assessment of electrical power supply and distribution requirements for the proposed Belcourt-Saxon coal development  in British Columbia.

Tournigan Gold Corp. Provided evaluation of power supply options and likely capital and operating costs for the proposed Kremnica mine in Slovakia.

Guyana Power and LIght Provided bid evaluation criteria for GPL's 35MW independent power production and transmission network tender call.

Jiangxi Copper Company, China     Working with a partner metallurgical team, KCL developed a bankable feasibility study and construction cost estimate for a 625 m3/hour High Density Sludge water treatment plant for the Dexing Copper Mine, Jiangxi Province, China. This work was supported by a CIDA grant and is now in construction.

PPC Limited, Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies     Acting as primary consultant to this fully regulated electrical utility, KCL is currently assisting  with development of the main power generating facility on the island of Providenciales. This work follows preparation of a 15 year Master Plan and an Environmental Impact Study for the facility which has been submitted to Government for its approval. KCL has completed approximately 15 other smaller projects for PPC including a new fuel and oil storage facility for the Provo Power Station.

Teck Cominco Ltd     KCL assisted with the development of electrical power supply to the proposed Pogo gold mine in Alaska. This included a 138 kV power line and substations located in environmentally sensitive areas. KCL provided technical input to the Power Purchase and Operating Agreements.

Barrick Gold Corporation     KCL provided technical support to develop a USD 15 million contract with Siemens, Germany for the design and construction of 135 km of 220 kV transmission line and substations to the Bulyanhulu gold mine in Tanzania, East Africa. KCL also provided the technical input for an electricity supply agreement with the national utility, TANESCO.

Linden Mining Enterprise Limited, Guyana     Working with the state owned bauxite mining company and the Office of the Prime Minister, KCL has acted as Technical Advisor to the Government of Guyana on matters relating to the re-negotiation of an existing Independent Power Producer contract.

Corporacion Minera Nor Peru     KCL designed a High Density Sludge (HDS) Water Treatment Plant for the Quiruvilca silver mine in northern Peru. The capacity of this plant is 600 m3/hour and it treats acid mine drainage water with an iron, zinc and copper content. The process was also designed to eliminate scaling. KCL also carried out equipment specification and procurement and provided site commissioning and operator training. The plant won an environmental award from the Government of Peru for its successful implementation and operation.

Placer Dome Inc     KCL provided design, project management and site commissioning services for the Zaldivar copper mine in Chile. Included in the electrical plant design were mining and ore crushing, screening and conveying and the wet process consisting of leaching, solvent extraction and electrowinning. Effluent treatment was also included.

Cameco Ltd        KCL provided design and management services for a 4 MW diesel power plant at the Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan. Site commissioning services were also provided.

Sao Bento Mine, Brazil     KCL provided flow sheets and detailed layout design and drawings for changes to an existing High Density Sludge water treatment plant treating acid mine drainage. KCL also provided specification and selection of additional equipment (pumps, agitators), piping and process control/instrumentation changes.

Government of Guyana     Acted as expert technical witness in arbitration proceedings involving an Independent Power Producer, resulting in a favourable decision for the Government. Providing technical input to power agreements with the licensee of a new diesel power plant.

Government of British Columbia     Participated on Technical Advisory Team developing design and contract documentation for the proposed Britannia Mine Water Treatment Plant.

Linden Generating Station, Guyana     Provided detailed design and procurement services to Cambior Inc. for a new 24MW diesel power plant supplying the Linden community and the Omai Bauxite Mine. Prepared evaluation and report on conversion of the power plant to heavy fuel operation.

Taparko Gold Mine, Burkina Faso     Provided evaluation of options for on-site 12MW diesel power station for High River Gold Mines Ltd. and reviewed and recommended changes to plant primary electrical distribution system.

Morrison / Hearne Hill Copper / Gold Project, B.C. Canada     Carried out preliminary assessment of electrical and instrumentation portion of mine, process plant, infrastructure and 138kV power supply for Pacific Booker Minerals Inc.

Camp Caiman Gold Mine, French Guiana     Prepared evaluation of options for 10MW diesel power plant including fuel selection, capital and operating cost estimates and schedule.

Voiseys Bay, Labrador     Provided Owner’s review of bankable feasibility design of power generation and distribution for Inco Ltd.

Alto Chicama, Peru     Provided preliminary assessment of power supply options to Barrick Gold’s Alto Chicama gold mine.

Pascua-Lama Project, Chile & Argentina     Carried out preliminary evaluation, design and costing of power supply to proposed gold mine with 120 MW demand. Options include 220 kV grid connection to either Chilean or Argentinean power systems.

Amaila Falls Hydroelectric Project, Guyana     Provided a due diligence review of a proposal to Government of Guyana from a private developer for a 100 MW generating plant. Work supported by a grant from the United Nations Development Programme.

Northwest Territories Power Corporation  photo  Engineering and project management for 10 MW diesel power station in Yellowknife, 4.3 MW genset retrofit in Inuvik and 3 MW genset replacement in Iqaluit.

Misima Mines Pty. Ltd.    18 MW HFO diesel with steam waste heat recovery electric power generating station for the Misima Gold Mine on Misima Island, Papua New Guinea. KCL prepared conceptual design and control documents for EPC contractor. 

Porgera Mine, Papua New Guinea     Provided electrical process plant design for a first stage 3,500 tpd process plant and through to the third phase of 8,500 tpd.

Porgera Power Station, Papua New Guinea   photo  Provided design and procurement for a fully automated 16MW modular power station for a 3,500 tpd process plant.

Bulyanhulu Gold Mine, Tanzania     Evaluated power supply options including on-site diesel generation and connection to national grid. Prepared EPC specifications for 25 MW heavy fuel oil power station.

Omai Gold Mines Limited   photo  Detailed design of a 24 MW diesel power station, 12,000 tpd gold process plant and ancillary infrastructure in Guyana, South America. In 2005 the power plant was relocated to become the LInden Generating Station.

Omai Power Station Expansion  photo  Detailed design of a 23MW expansion to the existing power station to provide prime power to an expanded process plant at the Omai Gold Mine, Guyana, South America.