Outotec wins process equipment contract for Gruyere gold project

Gold Road's Gruyere site

Mining equipment manufacturer Outotec has been awarded a €14 million ($20.6 million) contract by the Amec Foster Wheeler Civmec Joint Venture (ACJV) for the delivery of process equipment at the Gruyere gold project in Western Australia.

The Gruyere project, about 200km east of Laverton in WA’s Goldfields region, is a joint venture between Gold Road Resources and Gold Fields.

ACJV was named as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project last month.

Outotec’s scope of work for ACJV includes the design and delivery of a 15MW semi-autogenous (SAG) grinding mill, which will be delivered to the Gruyere site during the first quarter of 2018.

Kimmo Kontola, Outotec’s mineral processing business unit head, commented: “Our deep process knowledge and advanced mill technology will provide the foundation for this large and efficient plant.”

ACJV has launched work on the EPC contract, which 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.

More than 300 personnel will be employed at the peak of the project, which is expected to be completed by December 2018.

Mining services company MACA was awarded the bulk earthworks contract for the Gruyere project.

The Gruyere JV has forecast construction of the project to be completed by December 2018.

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