Baru Gold Corp has announced the management engineering team has mobilised to the project site on Sangihe Island, Indonesia.
Garry Kielenstyn, Chief Operating Officer Sangihe Gold Project, and Fatchil Amal, Mine Technical Manager, join the balance of the core team already on the island. In the near-term, the team will focus on office and site setup, hiring of construction personnel and procurement of construction materials and equipment in preparation for the construction of the heap leach operation at the Sangihie gold project site.
Kielenstyn’s experiences and track record is uniquely suitable for the Sangihe Gold operation as he has extensive experience running small start-up operations in remote parts of Indonesia. He served as Indonesia Country Manager and President Director of PT Cokal, focusing on the preparation of a 260 million t coking coal project at Murung Raya, Central Kalimantan. From May 2011 to April 2013, he was General Manager and Director at PT Batutua Tembaga Raya and PT Kharisma Permai with a focus on the preparation of the 25 000 tpy copper cathode SXEW (leach) project at Wetar, East Indonesia. From 2008 to 2011, he was the Resident Mining Manager and Director at Straits Resources during which period he was responsible for all mining activities as IMK underwent a significant recapitalisation, including upgrading JORC Resource to 730 000 gold equivalent ounces with a single large pit operation.
CEO of Baru Gold, Terry Filbert, commented: “Having our senior management team mobilise from central Indonesia to the site on Sangihe Island will allow for the more efficient use of contractors, on site-setup and faster procurement of heap leach equipment. Given Garry and the team’s extensive experience in constructing larger and more complex heap leach start-up operations, I am confident in our 2Q21 start-up milestones as we continue to move the construction preparation forward while awaiting the operation license upgrade.”
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