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SNC-Lavalin awarded EPCM contract by Chilean mining company

Contract to cover management, engineering, procurement and construction management services


September 5, 2012
by Purchasingb2b Staff

MONTREAL—SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a contract by Minera Antucoya SA, a subsidiary of Antofagasta Minerals SA (AMSA), to provide management, detailed engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the Antucoya project in Chile. Antucoya is in the country’s Antofagasta region, 125km northeast of Antofagasta. It will produce about 80,000 tonnes of copper per year and involve processing facilities that employ crushing, leaching, solvent extraction and electrowinning technologies.

SNC-Lavalin’s contract includes overall management and integration of four process packages to be executed by other firms, as well as EPCM services for the detailed engineering, procurement and construction management of the balance of plant, which includes roads, camps, utilities, power distribution and other key infrastructure elements.

“This award reflects the importance of strong client relationships, prioritization, responsiveness, and effective resource allocation,” said Feroz Ashraf, executive vice-president, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. “This award builds on our long-standing relationship with AMSA, and reflects their continuing confidence in our ability to carry out projects for them.”

Detailed engineering will start immediately at SNC-Lavalin’s Santiago office and infrastructure works are in progress. The project is scheduled for mechanical completion in the third quarter of 2014.