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Gekko’s Cyanide Detox Takes Out  Environmental Excellence Award

Gekko’s Cyanide Detox Takes Out Environmental Excellence Award

Gekko Systems | 30 September 2013

Gekko Systems has recently received the internationally renowned Mining Magazine’s Environmental Excellence Award for the company’s work and activities in the area of Cyanide Detox

Gekko Systems has recently received the internationally renowned Mining Magazine’s Environmental Excellence Award for the company’s work and activities in the area of Cyanide Detox. The awards are presented annually to celebrate outstanding new technologies, innovations and initiatives within the mining sector.

In 2011, Gekko’s Technical Team, led by Technical Director, Sandy Gray, reviewed environmental improvement opportunities and this resulted in the creation of the Cyanide Detox Group (CDG) in July 2012. “We believe that the provision of detox equipment, systems and service is an area of the gold mining industry that has not had enough attention. It forms a key factor in the social licence to operate for most gold mining companies. Accordingly, Gekko’s CDG will be focusing very much on providing a strong service and support programme for Gekko’s customers,” said Gray.

Gekkos Cyanide Detox Takes Out  Environmental Excellence Award
The unique trophy received for the Environmental Excellence Award. Miner’s lamps, such as this one were invented in 1815 to prevent explosions due to firedamp in coal mines.

Gekko’s CDG was formed when Randy Agius joined the Gekko team bringing 30 years of experience and expertise with 120 proven global installations.

Over the last few decades, innovations have advanced cyanide detoxification processes for the global mining industry. Now, as part of Gekko’s CDG, clients can take advantage of the accumulated wealth of experience and intellectual property. Gekko’s detox recommendations are based on Gekko’s unique know-how of cyanide detox processes and core technologies.

Gekko’s global footprint, modular design and construction capability will provide additional value including the ability to offer clients a specialised package for Greenfield projects. This process begins with test work through to installation and ongoing service of a fully engineered modular system. Brownfield projects will be more focused on ongoing audit and optimisation of current cyanide detox systems, operating under Gekko’s Advantage Plus Service Support agreements.

“We believe that the provision of detox equipment, systems and service is an area of the gold mining industry that has not had enough attention" said Sandy Gray

Gekko’s world-leading experts in cyanide detoxification are available to help clients establish or improve existing detox circuits. Capabilities exist to provide a comprehensive consultant service including:

  • Laboratory test work and professional recommendations
  • Process design and engineering
  • Manufacturing and installation
  • Commissioning and staff training
  • Auditing and ongoing optimization
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