Ausenco has been awarded Barrick Gold’s Goldstrike mine EPCM contract.
The engineering company secured the create phase contract which will see it manage the expansion of the US$246 million mine on an EPCM basis.
Ausenco will modify the existing gold recovery facility, with added process components, to support a new recovery process.
Zimi Meka, Ausenco’s CEO, stated that the contract built on the company’s earlier work with Barrick for the feasibility studies, engineering, and procurement activities for the Goldstrike project in Nevada.
"We have a strong working relationship with the Goldstrike team through our Vancouver and Toronto based teams and extensive knowledge of this project following our delivery of its early stages in 2010," Meka said.
Goldstrike is reportedly the largest gold mining operation in North America and has been operating since 1986.
It is locate don the Carlin Trend, and produced more than 1.2 million ounces of gold in 2010 and at 31 December 2010 had gold reserves of approximately 12.6 million ounces.