‘The Big One’ in Zulu – Elikhulu, Pan African’s flagship operation exceeded expectations by being built within budget, commissioned ahead of schedule and reaching steady state production within two years at an AISC of US$614/oz.
The plant processes 1.2Mt of historic tailings per month from the three existing slimes dams at Kinross, Leslie/Bracken and Winkelhaak. Reprocessing will result in the residues being re-deposed to a single tailings storage facility site, which will reduce our ecological footprint.
This operation consists of a technologically advanced, automated plant with a minimal labour requirement. Elikhulu is testament to our team’s ability to conceptualise, plan and complete substantial growth projects ahead of time and within budget.