Expert Technical Appointments
BISHOPSGATE, LONDON / ACCESSWIRE / June 25, 2020 / The Board of Directors of SolGold (LSE:SOLG)(TSX:SOLG) is pleased to advise of the appointment of Mr Peter Holmes to the position of Director of Studies and Mr Steven Belohlawek to the position of General Manager-Underground Development and Mining.
Peter is a mining engineer and brings to SolGold extensive experience in large scale mining projects with a focus on project execution, which includes tailings management and above ground infrastructure. His career in the industry has spanned over 30 years and has covered a variety of roles and jurisdictions including Australia, Canada, USA, Africa, South America, Middle East, and Asia. During this time Peter has worked for a number of mining companies including 10 years with Barrick Gold based in Toronto working globally, Placer Dome and Normandy Poseidon, overseeing the successful execution of a number of projects including Buswagi, Osborne, Cortez Hills, Jabal Sayid and Barrick Gold’s Pueblo Viejo project with a CAPEX of US$3.6 billion. Peter’s experience includes Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru working in both projects and operations which he brings to the group.
Peter’s professional background has comprised of senior leadership positions that have included strategic planning, technical studies, as well as more hands-on operationally focussed roles. Peter, alongside Eduardo Valenzuela (Executive General Manager Studies) will be focussed on the Alpala Deposit Prefeasibility Study and Definitive Study workstreams and programs.
Steve is an underground mining engineer with over 20 years of project development and operations experience at world-class, large-scale mines in Australia and Indonesia. His career is built upon large scale underground mine design, scheduling, project development, mine commissioning and ramp-up. His experience includes 10 years at the Freeport underground block cave Grasberg mine expansions during which existing underground mines were expanded and two new super block caves were developed. The depth of these mines and their scale have few precedents. His experience also includes mine project development and establishment of sub-level cave and operations execution and planning of large-scale open-stoping mines including Olympic Dam with BHP, Telfer sub level cave construction with Newcrest, Big Gossan Mine and Deep Mill Level Zone with Freeport Indonesia and Hilton and Enterprise mines with Mount Isa Mines. Steve’s expertise covers a broad skill set from feasibility studies through to large-scale underground mine planning and operations.
Commenting on the appointments, SolGold CEO Mr Nick Mather said:
“The appointment of both Peter Holmes and Steven Belohlawek is strategically important to the Company’s growth in the next stage of its development. They both bring a fine-tuned skill set to SolGold that complements the forward-thinking dynamic and country changing projects that the…