Saudi Arabia

Ad Duwayhi Gold Mine

a high level of geotechnical interpretation was required to optimise foundation designs

ByrneLooby provided consultancy on the optimal foundation design, slope stability and potential for re-use of materials for this new gold mine in a remote desert location in the central western region of the Kingdom.

The 4km2 site is a sand wash covered area surrounded by hills rising up to 50m and once completed is set to produce 180,000 ounces of gold each year. Our geotechnical consultancy related to the associated infrastructure involved in the development including the processing area, crushing and cleaning facilities, stockpiling areas and tailings facility.

We carefully managed our site investigation which included borehole and trial put investigations, desk study and site walkover assessments in order to produce the high level of geotechnical interpretation required to optimise foundation designs for the site infrastructure and fully characterise all the geotechnical issues.  

Scope of Project

  • Geotechnical consultancy pertaining to the associated infrastructure for a new open pit gold mine.
  • Responsible for full site investigation which was challenging due to location of the site 100km into the dessert. 
  • Interpreted GI findings to provide critical recommendations pertaining to optimal foundation designs, slope stability and potential re-use of materials.

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