Location: Lihir Island - PNG
Project Name: LGL Camp1 Project
The Lihir operation on Aniolam Island in the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG), 900 kilometres north-east of Port Moresby, is operated by Lihir Gold Limited, a subsidiary of Newcrest Mining Corporation.
The gold deposit at Lihir is within the Luise Caldera, an extinct volcanic crater that is geothermally active, and is one of the largest known gold deposits in the world. Most of the ore is refractory and is treated using pressure oxidation before the gold is recovered by a conventional leach process. Lihir produces gold doré.
In the financial year ending 30 June 2018, Lihir produced 955,156 ounces of gold. Since production commenced in 1997, the site has produced more than 10 million ounces of gold.
Lihir Gold Limited is planing to Demolish and rebuild the camp1 which has runned over 25 years and finally decided to use Ark products, for a camp to accommodate over 1512 staffs in 2 shifts, Ark is going to supply 1120 x 20ft cabins in 5 years, as well as all electrical & plumbing & double pitch roofs, all design to meet Australia standards.
The location of this project is close to the seashore so high anti-corrision will be required, hot-dip galvanizing has been used for the coating process to make the life time over 25 years in such a humility and salty conditions.
The design of the building is 2 story building with skillion pitch roofs and an internal walkway, each room size 15m andcontains bathrooms, fire alarm system and electrical will be linked to exist systems.
In addition, ARK units have been widely used and put somewhere else in the Mining Zones for Workshop, warehouse, security huts and site offices.
Ark also provide BCA report and structure engineering as well as the local installation service together with Anitua who is Agent of Ark in Lihir.
This project is still going and handed over one by one block, to be completed year 2021.Newcrest is happy with Ark qualities and cost effective.