Banlaw awarded contract by Cluff Gold for the construction of leach pads at Kalsaka project in Burkina Faso.
Banlaw enters Cote d’Ivoire. Banlaw opens a Cote d’Ivoire office in Abidjan to support mining companies operating in the country.
Banlaw commences contract with Cluff Gold. Banlaw signs for a substantial five year mining contract at Angovia in Central Cote d’Ivoire
On the road to Liberia
Banlaw is born. Banlaw is founded by Richard Levack and Charles Rautenberg in July 2000 with a capitalization of US$400,000. The company’s first clients are Ghana Manganese and Gold Fields Ghana.
Revenues surpass $5 million.
Banlaw establishes a permanent resources hub in Tarkwa Ghana. The company purchases a lay down yard, residence house and offices in Tarkwa in Western region of Ghana. This Purchase Gives Banlaw a strategic asset base in the hub of Ghana’s most prominent mining region.
Banlaw wins a key contract with Gold Fields. Banlaw is awarded a multimillion dollar contract with Gold Fields for the construction of Blue Ridge heap leach project, which involves the cut to fill of in excess of two million cubic metres of earth and rock and the preparation of half a million square metres of heap leach pads, associated drainage and the installation of a HDPE liner.
Banlaw experiences substantial growth. 2004 proves to be a critical year for the company with a number of large contracts awarded, including substantial earthworks for Newmont at their Ahafo Project.
Revenues hit $12 million
Banlaw enters Burkina Faso. Banlaw is the first international mining services company to establish in Burkina Faso. The company quickly forms strong relationships with government and mining companies. A subsidiary company in incorporated and administrative and logistics offices are established in Ouagadougou.
Banlaw signs first contract in Burkina Faso with AIM Resources for construction work at the Perkoa Zinc Project.
Banlaw signs a contract to construct tailings storage facility No2, for Gold Fields Tarkwa mine.
Banlaw signs contract with Wega Mining. Banlaw Begins complete infrastructure and civil works contract in Northern Burkina Faso for Wega Mining at the Inata Project
Banlaw awarded a crushing and material processing contract by Iamgold at the Essakane Project in North East Burkina Faso.
Banlaw enters the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Banlaw continues its first mover strategy as it expands into the Eastern DRC gold belt. The company signs a contract with Canadian miner Banro Corporation to build the Twangiza gold project in South Kivu province in East DRC.
Banlaw’s Board of Directors expands. With growing success, Banlaw appoints new Directors, Keith Baptist as Non-executive Chairman, David Norval as senior independent Director and Robert Derby is appointed Finance Director.
Banlaw awarded four contracts by Gold Fields at Tarkwa Mine. Desilting of environmental control settlement ponds, construction of TSF 3 Stream diversion, TSF 1, phase 5 and TSF 2 phase 2, tailings embankment raises.
Banlaw signs major contracts with Newcrest in Cote d’Ivoire. The contracts include a tailings dam raise and the mining of eight million cubic metres of waste material over a period of seventeen months.
Banlaw successfully completes the Twangiza Gold Project. Despite challenging terrain and difficult logistics, the project was completed two months ahead of schedule.
Banlaw Awarded two contracts by Nord Gold for housing and the Tiben water storage Barrage at their Bissa Mine in Burkina Faso.
Banlaw makes changes to Management structure. Keith Baptist takes on role CEO Corporate, Richard Levack, the role of CEO Operations and David Norval becomes Non-executive Chairman. The step is part of a move to install a management structure for the enlarged group and allow Richard Levack more time to concentrate on Business Development and Operations.
An administrative office is established in Accra. The office enhances Banlaw’s ability to efficiently support its regional operating offices.
Marcel Damen is appointed as Chief Operations Officer of the company.
Banlaw secures civil works contract in Cote d’Ivoire. Banlaw is awarded a contract for the civil construction works at the Agbaou Project for Endeavour Mining.
Revenues reach $76 million
Banlaw awarded Tailings Storage Facility No1 raise by Gold Fields at their Tarkwa Mine.
Banlaw Enters Liberia. Banlaw opens an office in Monrovia as a base from where mining and major infrastructure services will be provided.
Banlaw is awarded the Western tailings and haul road construction in Nimba County, Liberia, by Arcelor Mittal. Arcelor Mittal, the world's la’gest steel and mining company, is investing to rebuild Liberia’s iron ore industry with its first green field mine at Tokadeh. The contract demonstraites the faith that major companies have in Banlaw’s experience. Once again Banlaw is moving with clients into emerging frontier markets.
Banlaw awarded civil works contract by Avocet Mining for expansion works at their Inata mine in Burkina Faso.