- Second major gold project awarded in 12 months reinforces Amec Foster Wheeler’s longstanding global leadership in the development of gold mines
Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded an Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract by Gruyere Management Pty Ltd (GRM) (agent and manager for the joint venture between Gold Road Resources Limited and Gruyere Mining Company Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gold Fields Limited) for the Gruyere Gold Project.
The value of the EPC contract is AUD$298 million.
The Gruyere Gold Project, located approximately 200 kilometres east of Laverton, in Western Australia, is one of the largest undeveloped gold deposits in Australia. The mine is expected to be a large-scale open pit operation feeding a 7.5 million to 8.8 million tonnes per annum processing plant.
The contract for GRM will be jointly executed by Amec Foster Wheeler and Civmec Construction and Engineering as the Amec Foster Wheeler Civmec JV (ACJV) and follows their successful joint delivery of the ‘Early Contractor Involvement’ phase. The scope of work includes the engineering, procurement and construction of the process plant and associated infrastructure.
Amec Foster Wheeler delivers services across the entire life cycle of mining projects, for a wide range of commodities including gold, copper, diamonds, iron ore, uranium, nickel and lithium.
Over the past three decades, Amec Foster Wheeler has developed a peerless level of expertise in gold extraction technology, having successfully delivered over 125 gold projects globally for key customers in the industry. This includes the current EPCM contract for the Çöpler Sulfide Expansion Project in Turkey for Anagold Madencilik, which was awarded in July 2016 and is scheduled for completion in 2018.
Amec Foster Wheeler has worked on some of the largest and most technically complex gold projects in the world. Winning this contract is testament to how we are delivering on our strategy to expand our EPC business, and our ability to work across all phases of a project to deliver solutions for customers. We look forward to drawing on our extensive international gold expertise to deliver a world class facility for Gruyere, one of the largest undeveloped gold deposits in Australia.
Engineering work has already commenced. Onsite work will commence in August 2017.