Ausenco and Downer EDI Limited (Downer) are delighted to confirm the securing of a contract with OZ Minerals for work at the Carrapateena copper gold mine project, 160 kilometres north of Port Augusta in South Australia. The scope of work includes:

  • Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a new minerals processing plant, including the non-process infrastructure to support the operations
  • Site power distribution
  • Plant bore fields development for regional water supply
  • Full communications and telemetry network.

Initial works have commenced and construction is scheduled to commence at the end of the first quarter of the 2018 calendar year. The full contract value is approximately AU $312 million. Chief Executive Officer of Ausenco Zimi Meka said the Ausenco Downer joint venture team and OZ Minerals had already developed excellent working relationships. “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.” Chief Executive Officer of Downer, Grant Fenn, said, “The announcement builds on the joint venture partners’ extensive experience 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,” he said. “We look forward to working closely with Ausenco and bringing innovative and efficient solutions to OZ Minerals.”