Sedgman wins $40m EPC contract at Century zinc mine

Recent activities at the Century operation

New Century Resources has awarded a $40 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Sedgman for the Century zinc mine restart in Queensland.

Sedgman, part of the CIMIC Group, has been awarded the contract for the refurbishment and commissioning of the Century processing plant and Karumba Port Facility following completion of a front-end engineering design (FEED) study, which was part of the early works contract it launched last December.

The EPC contract will also see Sedgman provide operations readiness services, as well as the civil, structural, mechanical, piping and electrical work determined by the FEED study.

New Century director Peter Watson said he was confident that the company had partnered with a world-class project delivery team for the EPC contract, having worked for Sedgman for over 10 years.

“The Sedgman team will also complement the existing management team within New Century, together providing a great combination of long-term site knowledge and external expertise,” Watson said.

New Century has also named Ausenco as the preferred bidder for a $1.7 million contract for the refurbishment and commissioning of operations associated with the Century processing plant, slurry pipeline and Karumba Port Facility.

In an ASX announcement, New Century said the early works and long lead item procurement activities completed at the Century site included procurement of electrical equipment and pumping equipment, and the launch of general refurbishment activities.

The remainder of the Century processing plant and Karumba Port refurbishment and commissioning is expected to take up to five months, in line with the plan to commence operations in the third quarter of 2018.