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Veladero Mine

Veladero Mine

Client
Minera Andina del Sol S.R.L.

Location
San Juan, Argentina

Highlights
  • Electromechanical design
  • Civil design
  • Project management
  • Instrumentation and control design
  • CAPEX
Project Overview

Veladero Mine is located in the province of San Juan, Argentina, approximately 5 km from the western border with Chile and at a height between 3,800 and 5,000 masl. The mine began production in 2005.

Project Role

Knight Piésold developed the detailed engineering of phase 6 of the heap leaching system in Veladero Mine valley. This included the engineering required for permit construction management and to carry out construction.

The consultancy mainly included the following:

  • Design criteria definition
  • Dam design
  • Stacking design
  • Pressure pipe system design for irrigation
  • Water balance
  • Rich solution storage area and collection systems
  • Infiltration, collection and recovery system and monitoring system
  • Groundwater management system
  • Surface water management system, diversion channels
  • Contingency pool, access and mining roads
  • Surplus evacuation systems
  • Process plant adduction system, intermediate dropboxes
  • Electromechanical, electrical and control systems
  • Auscultation system
  • Technical specifications, quality manuals
  • CAPEX and work schedule
  • Procurement