Ausenco Limited (ASX:AAX) has been awarded a CAD12 million contract to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the refurbishment, upgrade and maintenance of an existing gold processing facility in North Africa.

The Create phase EPCM contract includes the refurbishment of existing equipment and optimisation of the processing facility to increase production capacity. Work is expected to commence immediately and to be completed in mid 2017.

Ausenco CEO Zimi Meka said the contract reflected the company’s strong brownfield project delivery and optimisation expertise, as well as demonstrating the global demand for Ausenco’s full service offering.

“This contract is reflective of the increase in client enquiries in copper and gold projects in the Americas and Africa,” he said.