AECOM lands contract for mining project

Project’s construction valued at over US$300 million

April 25, 2011
by Purchasing b2b staff

LOS ANGELES: Technical and management support services company AECOM Technology Corporation has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract by Tata Steel Minerals Canada Limited.

AECOM will provide a variety of services in Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador for Tata Steel’s direct shipping ore (DSO) project from iron ore mines near Schefferville to the port of Sept-Iles.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to support Tata Steel’s DSO project,” said AECOM president and chief executive officer John Dionisio.

Work on the project has already begun, while construction is expected to start later this year. Completion and start-up of the direct shipping ore system is slated for mid-2012.

The contract’s value has not been disclosed. The project’s total construction value is more than US$300 million.
Tata Steel Minerals Canada is a joint venture between Tata Steel and New Millennium Capital Corp.