29.06.2010 | Editor: Marcel Dröttboom
Irving (TX), USA & Santiago, Chile – Fluor has won a USD 1.3 billion mining contract from Minera Lumina Copper for the new caserones copper project in Central Chile. Fluor will be performing EPCM services for the facilities, utilities and offsites, as well as mine-related infrastructure.
Fluor has announced that the company was awarded a contract by Minera Lumina Copper Chile to deliver Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services for the company’s new Caserones copper mine project in central Chile. Minera Lumina Copper Chile is jointly owned by Pan Pacific Copper and Mitsui. Fluor will book approximately USD 1.3 billion for the project in the second quarter of 2010.
Fluor will be performing EPCM services for the facilities, utilities and offsites, as well as mine-related infrastructure. At the project site, work will be conducted approximately 13000 feet above sea level. The project has a marketable output of 3.6 million tonnes of fine copper and 87 kilotonnes of molybdenum. Fluor will execute the engineering for the project from its Santiago, Chile, office with support from other global locations. At peak construction, the project will employ approximately 5000 local workers. The project is currently underway and has a projected completion date in the third quarter of 2013. When it reaches completion, the Caserones mine project is expected to process around 105000 tonnes per day of primary and secondary copper ore.
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