Ausenco Downer is Awarded EPC Contract for Carrapateena

Downer EDI, along with its joint-venture partner Ausenco, has been awarded a contract by OZ Minerals for work at the Carrapateena copper-gold mine project in South Australia. The scope of work includes engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a minerals processing plant, including the non-process infrastructure to support the operations; site power distribution; plant bore fields development for regional water supply; and a full communications and telemetry network.

Initial work will begin under a limited notice to proceed (LNTP), and construction is scheduled to begin at the end of the first quarter of the 2018. The initial LNTP is valued at about $100 million; the full contract value is estimated at about $312 million.

Production of metal in concentrates at Carrapateena is planned to average 65,000 mt/y of copper and 67,000 oz/y of gold over a mine life of 20 years. Commissioning is planned for the fourth quarter of 2019.

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