In December 2014, Hyspec Mining Services signed a contract with Sogea Satom to provide a consigned workshop for the road construction project between Timbuktu and Lere, in the Northern part of Mali, all the way to the border with Mauritania. 320 kms of tar road will be built over a period of two to three years.
The Hyspec workshop, located in Niafounké, near Timbuktu, is consigned to Sogea Satom. It is ready to operate and will be managed by a Hyspec technician six days a week. The instability in Northern Mali and ongoing attacks by rebel and jihadist groups have caused the project to be put on hold for a couple of months. However, an agreement has been signed with the UN troops and Malian armed forces to secure the site, and work resumed recently.
“After Burkina Faso, this is our second project with Sogea Satom”, explains Marcel Rossat, Hyspec Mining Services Operations Manager for Mali and Guinea. “It is very challenging because of the major logistics and security issues in Northern Mali. However, we are confident in our ability to work hand in hand with our customer in order to overcome them. This project demonstrates once again Hyspec’s capacity to provide services even in the most difficult and remote locations.”
Early in 2015, Hyspec Guinea also opened a small workshop in Kouroussa for the Cassidy Gold project. The workshop at first will be supporting the mine during its development phase. But Hyspec has plans to support underground operations as well once the underground mine, which is currently under construction, becomes operational. The underground mine is expected to be at least 400 meters below ground.
“We decided to partner with Hyspec for the provision and assembly of our hydraulic hoses on site because of their reputation for reliability and great quality of service in Guinea” explains Dries Aswegen, Maintenance Workshop Manager for Cassidy Gold. “Presently in construction and development phase, our project is not a huge one yet, but we have great ambitions. We are confident in Hyspec’s ability to support us during all of our growth stages and maintain high availability of our production equipment.”
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