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Case Study

First Bauxite LLC

GINMIN Bonasika Project

Location: Bonasika, Guyana 
Commodity: Bauxite – 91% to 93% Alumina  
Project Phase: Engineering 

Client Overview 

First Bauxite LLC, a one-asset company listed on the ASX, embarked on the GINMIN Bonasika Project in Guyana. 

Client Needs 

The Bonasika Project aimed to develop skid-mounted crushing, screening, and washing facilities, which were relocated annually. Additionally, a crushing, screening, stockpiling, and loadout facility was established on the bank of the Demerara River. The loadout facility design was based on an expected total production of 5 million tonnes (Mt) of high-quality washed bauxite, to be processed at a rate of 330,000 t/a at total capacity, with an estimated 15-year production life. 

Project Details 

Situated between the Essequibo River and the Demerara River, approximately 70 km downstream of Georgetown, Guyana, the Bonasika Project area is accessible via the East Bank public road to Timehri and an additional 8.5 km by boat up and across to the west bank of the Demerara River to the Sand-Hills site. The Bonasika deposits are accessed through an unpaved logging trail approximately 24 km from Sand Hills. 

TMG’s Contributions

TMG played a pivotal role in the successful implementation of the Bonasika Project, offering comprehensive engineering management services, including:

  • Engineering Management: TMG provided overall engineering management, ensuring the seamless execution of the Bonasika Project.


First Bauxite LLC and TMG collaborated to foster an environment of effective communication, meticulous planning, and proactive problem-solving, which were instrumental in achieving efficient engineering management throughout the Bonasika Project.

First and foremost, TMG brought a wealth of experience and expertise in engineering management within the mining industry. Leveraging this knowledge, TMG worked closely with First Bauxite LLC’s team to develop a comprehensive engineering management strategy tailored to the unique requirements and challenges of the Bonasika Project. This strategy encompassed detailed planning, scheduling, resource allocation, and risk mitigation measures to ensure that all engineering activities proceeded smoothly and according to plan.

Moreover, TMG played a crucial role in coordinating the various stakeholders involved in the project, including engineering consultants, contractors, suppliers, and regulatory agencies. By fostering open lines of communication and facilitating collaboration among these parties, TMG helped to streamline decision-making processes, resolve potential conflicts, and keep the project on track.

In addition, TMG provided hands-on support and guidance throughout the engineering phase of the project, offering technical expertise, troubleshooting assistance, and timely solutions to any challenges or obstacles that arose. Whether optimizing design specifications, addressing construction issues, or ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, TMG remained actively engaged and committed to overcoming hurdles and achieving project milestones.

Overall, the efficient engineering management facilitated by the collaboration between First Bauxite LLC and TMG was instrumental in successfully implementing the Bonasika Project. By prioritizing communication, planning, and collaboration, the project proceeded on schedule, within budget, and with the highest standards of quality and safety upheld..

This case study highlights the importance of effective engineering oversight in achieving project objectives, reaffirming First Bauxite LLC’s commitment to excellence in bauxite mining operations.