The integration and expansion of the Sabodala-Massawa complex involves supplementing the current 4.2 Mtpa carbon-in-leach (CIL) plant with a 1.2 Mtpa BIOX® (biological oxidation) plant to process the high-grade refractory ores from the Massawa deposits.
Sabodala-Massawa is the largest producing gold mine in Senegal, located approximately 650 kilometres east–southeast of the capital city of Dakar and 96 kilometres north of the town of Kedougou.
Endeavour acquired the Sabodala-Massawa complex in February 2021, which included the Sabodala mill and deposits and the nearby Massawa deposits, the largest undeveloped open-pit project in Africa. Massawa is located within trucking distance of Sabodala, creating the opportunity for significant capital and operating synergies.
Project construction commenced in Q2 2022 and first gold pour from the BIOX® plant is expected in early 2024.