Amec Foster Wheeler wins Çöpler expansion contract

Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a reimbursable engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by Anagold Madencilik for the Çöpler sulphide expansion project to expand and extend the life of the Çöpler gold mine in the Çöpler District, Erzincan Province, Turkey
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The Çöpler sulphide expansion project will expand and extend the life of the Çöpler gold mine

Staff reporter

Amec Foster Wheeler’s scope of work will include detailed engineering, procurement, construction management services and support during commissioning and performance testing. The Çöpler sulphide expansion project is due for mechanical completion in the June quarter of 2018 and will commence production the September quarter of 2018.

This award follows Amec Foster Wheeler’s prior completion of basic engineering and procurement activities at the site.

Roberto Penno, group president for Asia, Middle East, Africa and Southern Europe at Amec Foster Wheeler, 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 Çöpler sulphide expansion project is to enable the facility to process 5,000t/d of sulphide ore, in addition to the existing heap leach processing of oxide ore, and to extend the life-of-mine to more than more than 20 years, with remaining gold production of 4Moz.