Australia-based mineral exploration company Gold Road Resources has awarded a $298m contract for its Gruyere Gold project to Amec Foster Wheeler Civmec Joint Venture (ACJV).
Under the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract, ACJV will work on the design, procurement and installation of the process plant and associated infrastructure.
Gold Road managing director and CEO Ian Murray said: “This is another key milestone in the delivery of Gruyere into production and we look forward to work on the plant and associated infrastructure commencing in earnest on site.
"Importantly, this contract will focus on maximising the local content in the construction of Gruyere and generating significant employment opportunities in the Goldfields region and Western Australia more broadly."
The project is a 50/50 joint venture (Gruyere JV) with Gold Fields. The EPC contract will be executed by the Gruyere JV.
ACJV will procure steel and equipment for the project from local Australian sources.
The steel and platework fabrication for the process plant will be taken up at Civmec’s fabrication facility in Henderson, Western Australia.
Furthermore, a total workforce of around 300 people will be employed during peak construction.
ACJV is a joint venture between Amec Foster Wheeler and construction and engineering services provider Civmec.
Amec Foster Wheeler offers services across the entire lifecycle of mining projects.
In July last year, the company secured a contract for the Çöpler Sulfide Expansion Project in Turkey for Anagold Madencilik, which is scheduled for completion in 2018.