Consulting in Senegal

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Technical staff in all Maptek regional offices relish the opportunity to work in a variety of specialist tasks. One of these is to help operations when short staffed.

Neto Kapalata, Technical Services Mine Planner/Surveyor from Maptek’s Johannesburg office is acting head of the mine engineering department of Sabodala Gold Operations in Senegal, close to the border with Mali.The operation, owned and operated by Teranga Gold Corporation, was experiencing staff turnover issues, and required a relieving senior mining engineer for three months. Kapalata’s role is to restructure and re-form a functioning mine engineering department.

His site routine involves inspecting load and haul, dewatering, dispatch engineering and drill & blast, and advising on aspects of the operation.


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