Aiming to pour its first gold by the end of 2019, the Obuasi Mine, operated by AngloGold Ashanti in Ghana, had its first blast underground on 1st February 2019.
With development improving steadily by the week, the Obuasi Redevelopment Project on Wednesday 19th June 2019 reached a significant milestone when it recorded 1 million LostTime-Injury (LTI) free man-hours.
Congratulating the team at the Obuasi Redevelopment Project in Ghana on its outstanding achievement, Mr. Graham Ehm, Executive Vice President, Group Planning and Technical, said since the start of the project in April 2018, the team has recorded only one dressing case injury. The progressive All Injury Frequency Rate (AIFR) for the Obuasi Redevelopment Project is currently 0.93 injuries per million man-hours worked.
This he said was an exceptional achievement given the nature of the work undertaken. Mr. Ehm lauded the team on this excellent achievement.
“With Safety being the first value of AGA, reaching such a milestone in the complex and high-risk environment of the Obuasi Redevelopment Project makes the success more commendable. Milestones such as this are only reached through a concerted team effort and collaboration by all involved. The executive team and all at AngloGold Ashanti thank the Obuasi Redevelopment Project team and the project’s contractors for their efforts in attaining this noteworthy milestone. We wish them well as they strive to achieve continuing success in safety” said Mr. Graham Ehm.
He further used the opportunity to encourage AngloGold Ashanti employees across its global operations to continue to promote Health and Safety, as they work towards its goal of creating workplaces free from injury and harm.
About AngloGold Ashanti
AngloGold Ashanti is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. As at 31 December 2018, its portfolio of 14 operations in nine countries included long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types, located in key gold-producing regions around the world.
These operating assets were supported by three greenfields projects in a tenth country and a focused global exploration programme. Our operations and greenfields projects are grouped into the following regions: Continental Africa, Americas, Australasia and South Africa.
Its business activities span the full spectrum of the mining value chain – from exploration through mining to the production of refined gold and its sale.
Its activities also include mitigating its impact on the communities and environments in which it operates, and to maintain and strengthen its social capital, it aims to create sustainable value for shareholders, employees, and social and business partners through safe and responsible mining and discipline in the allocation of capital.
AngloGold Ashanti has two operations in Ghana being Obuasi and Iduapriem Mines. Each of the Mines is a wholly owned subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti.