Congratulations to our team and contractors working on Hudbay’s Constancia Project in Peru for achieving 4 million man-hours Lost Time Injury (LTI) free for the Ausenco managed scope.

In addition, the combined project team including Hudbay, StraconGyM, Ausenco and the contractors and service providers also reached a significant milestone this week, achieving 10 million man-hours LTI free.

These achievements demonstrate the dedication of the teams and how safety can be managed when constructing diverse facilities including open cut mines, process plants and associated infrastructure in challenging conditions such as those at Constancia, 4,500 m above sea level.

The Ausenco site team led by Bill Cravens (Site Manager), with the support of Daniel Carey (Senior Project HSE Manager), is working closely with the managers and supervisors of all contractors to ensure safety leadership at all levels continues to improve. This is a large task with the site construction activity increasing every week and the peak of construction personnel expected to reach over 6,000 people working onsite on a daily basis by June 2014.

It is a credit to all involved on the Project to achieve these milestones and we look forward to celebrating more of these milestones in the future as we complete construction and transition into commissioning and operations.