Lihir Processing Plant


Scope of Work


icubed consulting were engaged by Coffey Geotechnics to provide Structural engineering support in the completion of the Lihir Million Ounce Project. This support included providing preliminary inputs during the geotechnical modelling process. This iterative process assisted Coffey Geotechnics in achieving the most practical and commercially desirable outcome for the key support elements of the plant.

Expansion of the processing plant will better match processing rates to mining rates and will increase throughput. It will provide increased flexibility of operation, reduce the exposure to single pieces of equipment, lower fixed costs per tonne and increase gold production by around 240,000 ounces per year after commissioning


Dates: July 2009 – July 2011


Discipline: Structural Engineering


Sector: Mining