GR Engineering Services has secured two contracts for the design and construction of the mineral processing plant at the West Musgrave copper-nickel project in Western Australia.

The contracts have been awarded by OZ Minerals Musgrave Operations, a wholly owned subsidiary of OZ Minerals.

Under the contracts, GR Engineering will be responsible for engineering design, drafting, project management and commissioning of the processing plant for the West Musgrave project.

It will also undertake structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation construction works.

Furthermore, GR Engineering’s wholly owned subsidiary, Mipac, will provide specialist electrical and instrumentation services within the GR Engineering scope of work.

GR Engineering managing director Tony Patrizi said: “We are pleased to have been engaged by OZ Minerals to play a key role in the delivery of the world-class West Musgrave Project.

“This is an important project for GR Engineering as we have worked with OZ Minerals over many years on projects within the OZ Minerals group, including the West Musgrave Project, and see this award as a strong endorsement of our proven delivery capabilities.”

The processing plant is expected to have an initial capacity of 12 million tonnes per annum.

OZ Minerals projects executive Debbie Morrow said: “We are delighted to be working with GR Engineering on the design and construction of the Minerals Processing Plant for the West Musgrave project, which is set to be one of the largest, lowest-cost, lowest-emissions copper-nickel projects.”

Located in Musgrave Province, the $1.13bn (A$1.7bn) West Musgrave project includes the Nebo and Babel nickel-copper deposits, as well as the Succoth copper deposit.