Engineering and Process Audit of the West Mynkuduk Uranium Deposit
Pennoni completed an Engineering and Process Audit of an operating uranium in-situ leach (ISL) mine facility at the West Mynkuduk Uranium Deposit, Kazakhstan. Pennoni audited the 1,000 tonnes/year-rated plant to evaluate potential production limitations. The ISL facility included an extraction/injection well field, central recovery processing plant, ion exchange loading columns, ion exchange elution columns, resin wash/management tanks, chemical precipitation and conditioning, plate and frame filter press and rotary kiln dryer circuits. Pennoni’s summary report detailed our observations, findings and engineering recommendations to improve capital equipment and operations at the plant.