Sukari is Egypt’s first large-scale modern mine, located in the Nubian Desert in Egypt’s South East, close to the Red Sea. The mine is a joint project between Centamin and the Egyptian Government.
It is a combination of an open-pit mine and an underground mine, with an estimated gold reserve of 15.4 million ounces.
In ancient times, Egypt was a prolific producer of gold, and Centamin believes the country’s mining industry has significant scope for expansion – especially in the Arabian Nubian Shield, where Sukari is located, which is one of the world’s few remaining underexplored gold belts.
Centamin runs the mine and manages all mine operations, employing nearly 4000 workers across their open pit and underground projects.
Since the mine began production in 2009, Centamin has worked with DomeShelter Australia on several fully engineered, genuine DomeShelter™ Structures. The Sukari mine is located in a remote, isolated desert region, where the landscape and climate are unforgiving. A solution to protect Centamin’s people and assets from the harmful effects of the elements was vital to uphold their dedication to a safe and healthy work environment.
The following are just a few of the DomeShelter™ Structures provided to Centamin, manufactured in Western Australia and shipped to the mine in rural Egypt:
- 12m wide by 12.2m long Container Mounted DomeShelter™ Structure (CMDS), with a fully-framed Endwall (x2)
- 17m wide by 18.3m long CMDS with custom Endwall
- 23m wide by 24.2m long CMDS with Endwall
- 18m wide by 18.3m long CMDS with Endwall
- 21m wide by 18.3m long CMDS with Endwall
- 15m wide by 18.3m long Post Mounted DomeShelter Structure with a Partial Endwall
- 21m wide by 24.4m long CMDS
One of Sukari’s superintendents praised DomeShelter Australia’s dedication to providing a smooth customer journey; “Great communication with prompt replies, [always] a seamless project from start to finish,” he said, continuing by saying DomeShelter Australia are “always my first choice for Shelters for my projects”.
Barminco is one of the world’s largest hard rock underground mining services companies.
They are a full-service provider, offering the likes of hard rock mine development, diamond drilling services, mine design and planning, and more.
Barminco was contracted to begin works on the underground development at the Sukari gold mine. To support this project, they needed reliable Shelter Solutions that could withstand the harsh desert conditions at the site.
Barminco were supplied two Container Mounted DomeShelter™ Structures:
- 15m wide by 12.2m long
- 17m wide by 22.35m long
Capital Drilling offers a fully integrated range of mining services, extending from initial exploration drilling to load haul, focusing on the African minerals industry.
When Capital expanded their services at the Sukari Gold Mine, increasing drilling activity and including load and haul services, they needed expanded storage capabilities.
Capital commissioned a DomeShelter™ Structure to provide plenty of space for the extensive range of parts and consumables that needed to be stored on site.
The large Container Mounted DomeShelter™ Structure measures 21m wide by 24.4m long, complete with full Endwalls and a sliding door for equipment access.
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