Scope of works under this contract will include engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a new processing plant – which includes the non-process infrastructures that will support operations – on the Carrapateena project.
The joint venture has also been contracted to deliver site power distribution, plant bore fields development for regional water supply as well as full communications and telemetry network for OZ Minerals’ project.
Works will begin under a limited notice to proceed (LNTP) agreement with a contract value of $100 million. Construction of the processing plant is expected to commence at the end of the first quarter of 2018.
According to Downer Chief Executive Officer Grant Fenn, the Carrapateena project plays a vital role in boosting the existing as well as future copper export capacity for the State and OZ Minerals.
“Today’s announcement builds on the joint venture partners’ extensive and specialist skills in the development of large-scale materials handling infrastructure and combines Downer’s national construction expertise with Ausenco’s world-class mineral processing capability,” Mr Fenn said.
Ausenco Chief Executive Officer Zimi Meka said that OZ Minerals and the joint venture have already developed an excellent working relationship.
“With our complementary values, people, approaches and absolute commitment to a safe and cost-effective project, we are delighted to be working with Downer and look forward to delivering a successful project for Oz Minerals,” Mr Meka said.
OZ Minerals is expecting to begin production by the second half of 2019. Construction and operation of the project is expected to create up to 1,000 jobs for the region.
Subscribe to Felix Project News today to stay up to date with the latest industry news and project updates.
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
Pybar wins $65m contract to build the Carrapateena decline
OZ Minerals has awarded Pybar Mining Services the $65 million contract to build the Carrapateena decline in South Australia. The contract includes the following: