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January 17, 2008

Aker Kvaerner lands contract for copper project in Peru

Gerald Ondrey

Peru Copper Syndicate has awarded Aker Kvaerner Metals, Inc. (Tuscon, Ariz.; a $11.5-million contract for the provision of technical services for basic engineering and additional testwork for the Toromocho Project — a large copper-molybdenum open-pit mine, located east of Lima, Peru. The plant capacity is 117,000 ton/d. The duration of this work is anticipated to be 8 to 10 months.
The proposed Aker Kvaerner team will be comprised of personnel from Tucson, Arizona, Toronto, Canada and Santiago, Chile offices. These teams worked on the Definitive Feasibility Study, which has been recently completed. The engineering, procurement and construction management services are expected to run for a duration of 48 months.

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