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 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 473koz of gold in 2017 and Newmont reported 2.8Moz in proven and probable reserves (year-end 2017 estimates).