Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a contract to expand and extend the life of Anagold Madencilik’s Çöpler gold mine in the Çöpler district, Erzincan province, Turkey.
Under the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract, Amec Foster will provide services including detailed engineering, procurement, and construction management services as part of the Çöpler Sulfide expansion project.
The company will also provide support during commissioning and performance testing at the mine.
The Çöpler Sulfide expansion project, which is aimed at enabling the facility to process 5,000t per day of sulfide ore, is due for mechanical completion in the second quarter of 2018.
It is expected to commence production in the third quarter of 2018.
Amec Foster Wheeler Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Southern Europe business group president Roberto Penno said: “The award of this contract confirms our capability and experience in delivering world-class gold projects, and demonstrates our ability to combine our technical expertise from across the globe with our significant in-country presence.
“We look forward to continuing our growing partnership with Anagold Madencilik on this important project for the Turkish mining industry.”
The objective of the project is also to extend the life of the mine to more than 20 years, with a continual gold production of four million ounces.
In May last year, Amec Foster first secured the EPC contract for the expansion of the Çopler gold mine.
The company was responsible for engineering and procurement activities as well as the preparation of an open book estimate which served as the basis for the subsequent project phases.
Image: Anagold Madencilik's Çöpler Gold Mine, Turkey. Photo: courtesy of Anagold Madencilik.