Fluor Corporation has announced that Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG) awarded Fluor with an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) management contract for the Bauxite Production Expansion Project in Kamsar, Guinea. Fluor booked the US$501 million contract value into backlog in the 2Q16.
The project will expand bauxite production from 14.5 million to 18.5 million tpy and is the company’s first of a planned three phase expansion. The scope includes expansion of the mine infrastructure, rail system, port facility and processing plant infrastructure and utilities. Fluor has been involved since the project’s early stages executing the feasibility study and early engineering.
Fluor has worked with CBG to develop a capital efficient solution that combines delivery predictability and flexibility for maintenance and future expansions,” said Rick Koumouris, President of Fluor’s Mining and Metals business. “Given the project’s location and unique logistical challenges, Fluor will bring unmatched technical and execution expertise, as well as the requisite Guinea experience, to deliver this project safely, on schedule and on budget.”
The expansion is expected to be completed in 2018. CBG is jointly owned by the Government of Guinea and the Halco Mining consortium, which includes Alcoa, Rio Tinto and Dadco Investments.
Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle
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