Civmec, as part of the Amec Foster Wheeler Civmec joint venture (ACJV), has launched work on the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract at the Gruyere gold project in Western Australia.
Earlier this month ACJV was named as the preferred provider of the EPC contract at Gruyere, which is a joint venture between Gold Road Resources and Gold Fields.
The contract involves the detailed design, procurement and installation of the process plant, administration office, workshop and warehouse, as well as the main water pipelines and powerlines to the borefield.
Engineering has started and onsite work is scheduled to commence in July. More than 300 personnel will be employed at the peak of the project, which is expected to be completed by December 2018.
Civmec chief executive officer Patrick Tallon commented, “As a tier one EPC contractor we look forward to transferring our knowledge of the project into the delivery of a successful overall outcome for all stakeholders.
“This is one of the largest and most prestigious projects in Western Australia and we are delighted to play a major part.”
Tallon said Civmec was dedicated to working closely with the local community on the project, having developed a comprehensive local and indigenous engagement plan.
“With plans to self-perform the steel fabrication at our Henderson facility, this project emphasises Civmec as Australia’s largest globally competitive steel fabricator,” he said.
ACJV is a 50:50 unincorporated joint venture between Civmec and Amec Foster Wheeler Australia.