Engenuity Solutions has been engaged to provide ongoing engineering services to support multinational gold producer OceanaGold at their Waihi mine site on the North Island of New Zealand.

Securing the large-scale mining project is a further crowning achievement for the team at Engenuity Solutions, who have cemented a reputation for delivering top-tier engineering solutions Australia wide and internationally.

Engenuity’s growing client workbook spans several projects across the globe – including Asia, North & South America, Africa and the Pacific region.

The company was brought in to assess and improve the Certified Electrical design for OceanaGold’s Waihi site and will work directly with OceanaGold and a network of local providers to assist in delivering the project.

Reviews of onsite electrical documents will be conducted in order to provide sign off on all 11kV site work and assist with the Electrical Engineering aspects of all site projects that include HV elements.

Dr Chris Hawley is the Managing Director and Principal Electrical Instrumentation and Control (EI&C) consultant at Engenuity Solutions and has taken on the responsibility of Nominated Electrical Engineer for the project.

Dr Hawley is also a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) in New Zealand and said the OceanaGold mining project will mark another significant milestone for the company, while re-visiting familiar ground working with the mining industry.

“Engenuity’s experience is particularly strong in the minerals processing and materials handling industries,” Dr Hawley says.

“We have delivered detailed designs, audits, site inspections, feasibility studies and asset management plans for many major coal, iron ore, gold, copper, and mineral sands operations.

“Ultimately, we feel the logistics of the OceanaGold job and our overall expertise will play a crucial role in streamlining the project.

“The Waihi gold mine site will require complete annual site assessments as per New Zealand’s Electrical Safety Regulations and ongoing assistance with general electrical enquiries from on-ground local electrical personnel.

Engenuity has been tasked with fulfilling all Electrical Engineer responsibilities for New Zealand Electrical Safety Regulations and Worksafe interpretive guidelines.

“Our team of electrical engineers and designer will update the site’s Single Line Diagrams and ensure all High Voltage plant and installations established or introduced at the site are safe to connect and energize, including commissioning assistance.