SNC-Lavalin awarded EPCM contract for Antucoya project in Chile

Sep 04, 2012, 12:02 ET from SNC-LAVALIN

MONTREAL, Sept. 4, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) has been awarded a contract by Minera Antucoya SA, a subsidiary of Antofagasta Minerals SA (AMSA), to provide overall management, detailed engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the Antucoya project in Chile

Antucoya is located in the country's Antofagasta region, 125 km northeast of Antofagasta. It will produce approximately 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. We are confident that we will deliver this project successfully." 

Detailed engineering will commence immediately at SNC-Lavalin's Santiago office, and initial infrastructure works are already in progress at the site. The project is scheduled for mechanical completion in the third quarter of 2014.

SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure, and in the provision of operations and maintenance services. Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin has offices across Canada and in over 40 other countries around the world, and is currently working in some 100 countries.