Ausenco has secured an Optimise phase contract with Karara Mining at its iron ore operations.
It will provide engineering and project support services, and work with Karara as an integrated team on a portfolio of ongoing sustaining capital project in the region.
Ausenco will also be responsible for managing capital works aimed at optimising the operation of existing assets.
Zimi Meka, Ausenco’s CEO, said the company is focusing on reducing the capital intensity of a number of projects globally.
“We have delivered some significant savings to clients in the asset optimisation service area as clients seek greater productivity and lower operating costs from their assets,” Meka said.
“We have a strong working relationship with Karara and extensive knowledge of the operation following our success in providing innovative early phase solutions over the past year.”
The announcement of this contract is a major milestone for Karara, which has been plagued by late running times and significant billion dollar budget blowouts.