AngloGold Ashanti renews its trust in Veolia for treating water from a gold mine in Ghana

AngloGold Ashanti has extended its contract with Veolia contract for the operation and maintenance of its water treatment plant in the Iduapriem gold mine in Ghana by two years.


Veolia has operated and maintained this water treatment facility  in the Iduapriem mine, in the western region of Ghana since 2014. Veolia has helped to improve AngloGold Ashanti’s environmental performance and has produced exemplary results:
  • 100% availability of the installations
  • 81% recovery 
  • Full compliance (100%) with the discharge limits set by the Ghanaian environmental protection agency in (EPA)
  • 100% of the 22 Ghanaian site employees trained in the best operational and maintenance standards 
  • Zero accidents for 2 consecutive years.​

Environmental performance and mine production

In the framework of this contract Veolia is committed to maintaining operational efficiency, guaranteeing the security of supply, and reducing the site’s environmental footprint in accordance with EPA requirements.


"We are delighted to have won this contract renewal which reflects the standard of service provided by our staff, as well as the quality and transparency of the partnership we have established with AngloGold Ashanti," said Patrice Fonlladosa, Veolia’s Vice President of Africa and Middle East.  

The Iduapriem opencast mine produces an average of 220,000 ounces[1] of gold per year with a 95.8% recovery rate. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, AngloGold Ashanti is the third largest gold producer in the world. With 17 gold mines in 9 countries, the company produced 3.95 million ounces of gold in 2015. 


> More sustainable development for mining and metallurgy players 
> Veolia’s water management expertise  
> Press release: Africa - Mining & Metals . Paris (France) – Accra (Ghana), October 6, 2016

[1] 1 ounce = 0,0283495 kg and 1 million ounces (Moz) = 28,349.5 kg