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GR Engineering wins Fosterville EPC contract

GR Engineering Services has been awarded a contract by Kirkland Lake Gold’s Fosterville gold mine for the engineering design, procurement and construction of a paste backfill plant

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Kirkland Lake Gold’s Fosterville gold mine in Victoria, Australia

Kirkland Lake Gold’s Fosterville gold mine in Victoria, Australia

PRESS RELEASE: The Fosterville gold mine, located 21km east of Bendigo in Victoria, Australia.

GR Engineering's scope of work under the contract extends to all process engineering design, supply, construction and commissioning of a paste backfill plant capable of producing 65m3/h of paste to fill stopes in the Fosterville gold mine. The scope of work also includes the design of underground reticulation piping.

The contract price is approximately A$23.9 million (US$17.3 million). Work under the contract will start immediately, with completion of the facility scheduled to occur in 2019.

Geoff Jones, managing director at GR Engineering, commented: "GR Engineering's team has an excellent track record in the design and construction of paste backfill facilities. We look forward to demonstrating our capability at Fosterville through the safe and successful delivery of this plant."

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