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July 30, 2013

Fluor selected for Cerro Verde mine-expansion project in Peru

Gerald Ondrey

Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; announced today that it was awarded a contract by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold to provide construction management (CM) services for the expansion of the Cerro Verde mine in Peru. Fluor previously provided engineering and procurement services on the project beginning in early 2012. For the new contract, Fluor booked approximately $2.9 billion into backlog during the second quarter of 2013.

Cerro Verde is an open-pit copper- and molybdenum-mining complex located near the city of Arequipa in southern Peru. The large-scale expansion, announced in 2012, will triple existing throughput of the concentrator facilities to approximately 360,000 metric tons (m.t.) per day.

Under the contract, Fluor will provide CM services for the new 240,000-m.t./d concentrator, associated infrastructure including a new 220-kV transmission line, a new wastewater treatment plant for the city of Arequipa, upgraded fresh water pumping system, new tailing storage facility and ancillary buildings and facilities.

Engineering and procurement services for the project have been provided from Fluor’s Vancouver, Canada, office and the company’s offices in Lima, Peru, and Santiago, Chile, will lead the construction management operations for the project.


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