News Details Date: 15-03-2011
Serious about the tough business in Africa !
Unatrac Ltd. has been lately involved in several mega mining projects in Egypt and Ghana.
Pharaoh Gold Mines Limited (PGM) is a rapidly growing gold producer whose flagship project is the Sukari Gold Mine (SGM), located in the Eastern Desert of Egypt 25 kilometers off the Red Sea coast. Since the onset of its gold production in June 2010, Sukari has established itself as the first modern mine in Egypt, itself a prolific producer of the precious yellow metal in ancient times.
For more than five years, both Unatrac and Mantrac Egypt have been working with PGM on the Sukari project since it had been an exploration and until it developed to a fully operational gold mine. Providing 15 x 785C off-highway trucks, 3 x RH120 excavators, and a multitude of ancillary machines over the past three years, Unatrac and Mantrac made it possible for the mine to target a production of 200,000 ounces of gold in 2010.
In Ghana, more Caterpillar equipment has been contributing to the progress of the mining industry in the West African country. The African Underground Mining Services (AUMS) placed orders for 9 x AD55Bs and 5 x R2900s to be added to their fast-expanding underground fleet in Ghana. The new units are to be used for increasing production at the Chirano UG mine project and the Newmont Subika UG project in 2011.
And finally, Gold Fields Ghana also placed an order for the purchase of equipment to operate their Damang mine, previously handled by a contract miner. The deal involves 777Fs , 992K , Bucyrus RH90s , D9Ts ,773, 844H. Gold Fields Ghana has displayed remarkable commitment in taking over the maintenance of its fleet at the Tarkwa mine, previously carried out by Mantrac Ghana, as part of its cost reduction as far as mine operating costs are concerned. Unatrac and Mantrac Ghana will continue to work closely with Gold Fields Ghana in order to ensure that its forecasts and parts supply would guarantee an efficient management of the fleet and will also continue to supply new and replacement equipment when and as required.