Hummingbird confirms power switch-on with Aggreko at Yanfolila


Hummingbird Resources said that Aggreko has fully commissioned the 7.4 MW diesel power facility on site to provide power to the process plant at its Yanfolila Gold Mine in Mali.

The AIM-traded firm said the 7.4MW facility of installed diesel power at Yanfolila was provided on a “complete turnkey” basis, on a seven-year contract, with a full Aggreko operations and maintenance team on site.

It claimed the generators were the “most efficient” in their class, with the modular set up further maximising efficiency.

“Working with Aggreko to deliver our power remains in line with our strategy of working with world class partners as we progress Yanfolila towards imminent gold production,” said Hummingbird CEO Dan Betts.

“Aggreko offers the best quality power solution in the market at competitive pricing with a full team on site to run and maintain its operations.”

Betts said that in addition, Hummingbird was continuing to evaluate potential renewable solutions such as solar photovoltaic, as it strived to be a responsible mine operating for the benefit of all stakeholders.

“We expect the next upcoming milestone to be the commissioning of the water supply and testing the now fully-installed mill.”

James Shepherd, managing director of Africa for Aggreko, said his company’s people in Yanfolila and the wider Aggreko team were “dedicated” to supporting Hummingbird towards the success of this project.

“Getting reliable, efficient and cost-effective power supply is critical when it comes to mining operations,” he commented.

“Aggreko’s technologies provide a scalable and efficient power that can accommodate any change of needs and resources available.”

Meanwhile Aggreko sometime in September said it won bid to supply 100 MW of ADDGAS-generated power to Benin. The one year contract will support the country’s national grid with energy generated from ADDGAS.

The company also said it will create more local jobs with the recruitment and training of a local workforce specialised in the power industry, a critical sector for the future development of the continent.

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