Fluor has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to develop the Anglo American’s Quellaveco copper mine in the Moquegua region in southern Peru (for an undisclosed value). The mine is located at 3.000 meters above the sea level, a challenging work condition that will force Flour to assemble the key structures in a different location and move them up in a second stage.
“As one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper deposits and one of the largest projects in Peru, Quellaveco will be a flagship project for Fluor, our client and the local community,” …“Since completing the feasibility report, we have worked tirelessly with Anglo American to ensure the project is fully ready for execution. We are very proud of the work we’ve done together and look forward to making Quellaveco the best performing asset in Anglo American’s impressive portfolio of operations.”, affirmed Tony Morgan, president of Fluor’s Mining & Metals business.
The project will be an open pit mine able to process approx 130k tons of copper ore per day using conventional crushing, grinding and flotation technologies, leading to an annual estimated production of copper cathodes of circa 300.000 tons (1.5 %bln market value). Copper production in the Quellaveco field are expected to start in late 2021 or spring 2022.