Image: Antamina Concentrate: Export terminal completed with 'best safety' record achieved

Minerals & Metals1 min read

Antamina Concentrate: Export terminal completed with 'best safety' record achieved

Huarmey, Peru
Bechtel International agents for CompaƱia Minera Antamina
1999 - 2002
Base Metals; Copper

Ausenco executed an EPC development of the Antamina Concentrate Export Terminal at Huarmey, Peru.

The terminal is capable of exporting 1,800,000 t of copper and zinc concentrates annually. Facilities include receiving tanks for the slurry, treatment facilities, storage shed for 150,000 t of concentrate, conveyors from the filter plant to the storage building and from the storage building to the ships, berth for ships up to 50,000 DWT and associated infrastructure.

We performed the project engineering and procurement and formed a joint venture (Ausenco SSK) with SSK Montajes e Instalaciones S.A.C., a Peruvian-Chilean contractor to carry out the construction.

The project was executed under a PI (Performance Incentive) Contract where the owner and contractor share underruns and overruns. The contract was completed three months ahead of schedule with an associated budget underrun.

Ausenco SSK also achieved the best safety record of the 40 contractors on the $2.3 billion Antamina mine/port project, having exceeded 3.5 million hours of work with only one lost time injury. The project was successfully constructed to World Bank environmental management standards.

Ausenco received the Consulting Engineers of British Columbia, Award of Merit for this project in 2002.