Taung Gold has awarded a contract to MDM Engineering Group (MDM) for its Evander 6 shaft project in South Africa.

Under the contract, MDM will provide process and engineering design services for a modular gold recovery plant at the Evander project.

The modular plant will be equipped with power and water-efficient features, particularly with regard to seepage and spillage control.

During the first eight years of the project, the plant will have a capacity of 34,000t a month and will be increased to 68,000t a month during the following 18 months.

The total life of the mine is expected to be 32 years with 30 years in production.