New contract for Veolia with AngloGold Ashanti Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of the South African mining company AngloGold Ashanti, the world's third largest gold producer. Veolia Ghana Limited (*) will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of all water treatment plants at its Obuasi mine in Ghana. A 3-year contract that will allow Veolia to bring all its operational know-how to the service of the mining industry.
No less than six facilities are needed to guarantee the quality of water treatment and discharges related to the exploitation of the Obuasi gold mine by AngloGold Ashanti: 4 wastewater treatment plants and 2 water treatment plants. treatment of drinking water whose management has been entrusted to Veolia Ghana Limited for a period of 3 years.
It must be said that water is essential to the mining industry. Ore processing, dust removal, sludge transport, personnel needs, it is used in various activities related to the exploration phases. In a tropical climate subject to heavy seasonal rains, the Ghana Gold Mine is responsible for managing its wastewater and process residues to meet the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency. in discharges into the ecosystem.
A major consumer of water, the mining sector is one of the major growth themes identified by Veolia, which works hand-in-hand with industry to respond to the major challenges they face in Africa and around the world. A strategic market segment that offers promising development prospects for the Group.
"This new contract confirms Veolia's operational know-how in the treatment of water and discharges that are essential for the mining industry," said Christophe Maquet, Veolia's Director, Africa and Middle East. "By optimizing the process water treatment of the Obuasi gold mine, we have the opportunity to optimize the water treatment operations that are crucial for the operation of the mine".
(*) 70% owned by Veolia Africa and 30% by West African Surface Solutions Ghana Limited.
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