-- Published: Monday, 23 December 2019 | Print | Disqus
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM) (FVI.TO) is pleased to provide an update on construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning activities at its 100 percent owned Lindero gold Project located in the Province of Salta, Argentina.
Jorge A. Ganoza, President, CEO and Director, commented, “Minor delays and unavailability of vendors due to holidays thwarted our best efforts to place ore on the leach pad prior to year end. Notwithstanding, primary and secondary crushing circuits are mechanically and electrically complete and are in the final stages of pre-commissioning. This will be followed by commissioning of the primary and secondary crushers by placing ore in the crushing circuit.” Mr. Ganoza continued, “Tertiary crushing and agglomeration still require minor terminations in the areas of electromechanical and piping. Pre-commissioning of these facilities is now scheduled for mid-January, once vendor technicians return to site.” Mr. Ganoza added, “Main construction contractors will work through Christmas and break from December 28th to January 3rd. Mine operations and pre-production work continue non-stop.” Mr. Ganoza concluded, “We are currently in the final phase of a two year construction project in Argentina. Our engineers and management team continue to provide the outstanding leadership required to ensure completion of the project.”
Construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning highlights:
- As of the end of November 2019, the overall project is 85% complete
- Primary and secondary crushing circuits: Pre-commissioning activities are being carried out and are in their final stages; placing of first ore to crushing is scheduled for the end of December
- HPGR circuit: Final mechanical completion activities and vendor representative unavailability through the holidays have pushed back pre-commissioning activities to mid-January 2020
- Agglomeration plant: Mechanical installation is complete and minor piping and electrical installation work is in the final stages; pre-commissioning is expected to commence in mid-January 2020
- Power generation: 8 MW power plant and medium voltage power distribution system have been commissioned
- Substations and electrical rooms: Crushing circuit, agglomeration plant substations and electrical rooms have been commissioned
- Industrial water supply: Water wells and pumping system have been successfully tested, and the 13 kilometer water pipeline to the project site is being pre-commissioned
Lindero gold Project is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/fc9c445c-3dd8-4285-b318-80b68a883d81
18,750 tonnes per day crushing circuit and agglomeration plant
Primary and secondary crushing circuits are mechanically and electrically complete. Equipment is in the final stages of pre-commissioning and will be ready to receive ore at the end of December 2019. At the tertiary crushing circuit, acid wash of the HPGR's hydraulic and lubrication systems has concluded and oil flushing of the systems is being carried out. Final mechanical adjustments and pre-commissioning of the tertiary crushing circuit will commence once vendor representatives return from the holiday roster rotation in the second week of January 2020; commissioning is expected by mid-February.
At the agglomeration plant mechanical installation has been completed and electrical installation is in its final stages. Substation and electrical rooms have been energized. Piping installation at both, cyanide preparation and agglomeration plants, is being finalized; pre-commissioning is expected in January 2020.
Primary crushing circuit is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/51d8e3c6-71e7-48c5-9485-ca4f76047748
Secondary crushing circuit is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a8165cf6-0982-48c1-97a4-057b5a9873b5
Tertiary crushing circuit is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/42162e9e-e52e-4d31-8dd4-691290f92904
Agglomeration plant is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/59dfcc08-4432-4636-b247-1efbc862e1e5
8 megawatt power plant
The mine’s 8 MW power plant and medium voltage power distribution system have already been commissioned.
8 MW power plant is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8e080dde-5d52-443e-8a94-c7f9e645c06b
Leach pad and solution ponds
Construction of the 31 hectare start-up leach pad area and solution ponds have been completed. Before ore stacking begins, the over liner height will be increased by 35 centimeters in a reduced area corresponding to the extent of the first lift.
Leach pad and solution ponds is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/b35618a1-0530-4120-a828-32a22e29a7af
ADR plant and gold refinery room
Equipment installation has been completed with piping and electrical work in progress. The substation and electrical room have already been installed. Pre-commissioning activities are expected to commence in February 2020.
ADR plant is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/017907de-5329-4b7f-ae70-9b2841f20371
ADR plant equipment installation work is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/108ca635-d211-4304-82f4-709025039843Disclosure: GoldSeek employees hold an investment position Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.
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