Randy Agius and Sandy Gray of Gekko Systems
signed an agreement at Gekko’s Head Office in Ballarat, Australia to establish the Gekko Cyanide Detox group.
Mr Agius, the global knowledge leader in this field approached Gekko earlier this year to establish a dedicated cyanide detox group within the Gekko organisation. The group will utilise his knowledge of cyanide detox chemistry and industry relationships to create a total solutions Gekko CN Detox Group.
According to Mr Agius, Gekko’s chemical engineering skills from its intensive leach division provide an excellent platform for this alliance and will ensure that his knowledge and skills in this specialist area are retained within industry for the long term.
Gekko’s global footprint and modular design and construction capability will also provide additional value to the partnership that will offer customers a specialised package for greenfield projects from testwork through to installation and ongoing service of a fully engineered modular system. The brownfield projects will be more focused on the ongoing audit and optimisation of current cyanide detox systems operating under Gekko’s Advantage Plus Service Support agreements.
Commenting on the importance of a correctly functioning cyanide detox system, Sandy Gray, Gekko’s Technical Director says that requirements for the discharge levels are becoming more stringent and the complexity of the cyanide detox systems will become more intense as government insists on lower discharge levels.
Having successfully managed the design/ operation of over 120 cyanide detoxification installations worldwide, Mr Agius will now work closely with Gekko as Vice President, Global Detox Group to ensure the gold industry can gain access to an experienced detox support network.