Formerly known as Kenbert or Akim project, Akyem was part of Newmont's acquisition of Normandy Mining in 2002. Gold production commenced in 2013. Akyem was developed as an owner operated open pit operation with a mine life of 15 years. The accompanying analysis is based on a carbon-in-leach (CIL) plant with a nameplate capacity of 8.5Mt/a. Akyem produced 371koz of gold in 2020 and Newmont reported 2.27Moz in proven and probable reserves (year-end 2020 estimates).