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Mine Planning and Project Implementation

2. Development and Execution Plan


The key schedule to be decided as below:


  • submission Information required by project authority
  • recruitment of new staff & settlement of existing staff
  • regulatory approvals
  • basic engineering
  • initial site drainage
  • Establishment of project camp with infrastructure
  • detailed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)
  • survey work for commissioning and start-up of project
  • initial operation and ramp-up

Delays in proceeding with this schedule will affect seasonal construction operations, which would delay completion of key development steps and add costs to the project so proper care to be taken for implementation schedule.

Capital Cost

 The capital cost of the project is to be estimated and arrange for the finance.

Following are the type of capital cost: 


Expenditure Type% Required
Equipment and materials40%
Diesel & Lubricant40%
Administration & Engineers5%
% of Total100%


Other Infrastructure

A power supply to the project to be provided by installation of D.P., Transformer and all Switches, it will provide electricity to the project.

3. Engineering and Procurement

Design Basis Memorandum Engineering

This Project Update is based on design work and process studies completed during development and execution plan.


The DBM phase deliverables include the following:


  • a +25% or _25% quality cost estimate
  • a preliminary project schedule
  • a design basis package with design, procured equipment inquiries and project planning deliverables
  • a preliminary construction execution plan (CEP) that defines the execution, procurement and construction strategies for the project

4. Basic Engineering

The basic engineering phase will include the following:


  • a +15% or -15% quantity cost estimate
  • a detailed project schedule
  • a basic design package with refined design, procured equipment quotations and project planning deliverables that will provide the basis for the detailed design phase
  • a detailed DEP that defines the execution, procurement and construction strategies for the project

5. Detailed Engineering, Procurement and Construction

The detailed EPC phase will include detailed design, procurement of equipment and spare parts, issuance of construction contracts, and construction management and support through to facility start-up and commissioning.

The EPC phase will also include:

  • a safe work environment for the workforce
  • protection of the environment during construction and operations
  • a reliable and economic operating facility
  • project management and controls to achieve the project schedule
  • a plan to optimize use of modules
  • a contractor selection and construction approach that optimizes use of local and regional resources
  • a plan to attain the maximum practical efficiencies in operations

The sources and amounts of goods and services purchased for the project will be tracked and maintained in summary statistics.

Temporary Facilities

Temporary facilities will be required during early site works and construction, including gas supply and electricity during site preparation. In addition, a temporary fuel system will be in place for diesel-powered equipment used for early construction activities.

Project Camp and Transportation

Space has been allocated for a project camp, equipment and material laydown, and construction staging. These areas will be located near the extraction plant site.

Project Camp

A project camp will be built to accommodate personnel during project construction and operations.


During construction, temporary camp facilities will be available to accommodate approximately 100 personnel. During operations, permanent camp facilities will be available to accommodate approximately 350 personnel. Commercial camps in the area will be used before completion of the project camp and to accommodate peaks in the construction workforce.


Transportation through proper transport facility and route is planned to bring for mining and operations personnel to the region. The plan is to use the existing regional transport facility for this purpose. Personnel will be transported to the project site by bus.

6. Construction

An estimated mining project period for the continuous day & night working. Total hours to complete the work will require to be estimated. The site mining and operation labor force plan is based on a 30 days on/ 7 days off, in three-shift with rotation of 8 to 10 hr./day.


The project labor execution plan will include:


  • access to the contractor community and skilled construction trades workforce
  • providing local and Aboriginal employment and business opportunities
  • providing training opportunities for unskilled workers, and skills training and upgrading for other workers
  • providing opportunities for innovation and flexibility related to issues such as hours of work, use of project camp facilities, transportation of workers, and additional rewards to workers for safety and work performance
  • identifying creative approaches to work execution that increase performance through optimum use of worker skill sets and knowledge, and reducing artificial barriers to productivity
  • offering flexible and competitive wages, benefits and allowances that are appropriate for the type of work, job location and skill sets of workers
  • ensuring the project is executed safely and on budget