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Wood Group GTS Signs Operations & Maintenance Agreement in Australia

Wood Group GTS sign five-year Operations & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with Australia's largest gold producer, Newcrest Mining Limited (Newcrest).
17/03/2011  More »

AMEC Awarded Contract for Cerro Negro Norte Iron Ore Project in Chile

AMEC awarded engineering, procurement and construction management contract by Compañía Mínera del Pacífico S.A., a member of Grupo CAP, for its US$574 million Cerro Negro Norte iron ore project near Copiapó in Chile.
18/02/2011  More »

Foster Wheeler Awarded Engineering Contract for Copper Processing Facility in Chile

Foster Wheeler awarded engineering design contract for copper concentrator plant in Chile for the Chilean Copper Corporation (CODELCO), the world's largest copper producing company. The engineering contract is part of the improvement project for the El Teniente Concentrator.
14/02/2011  More »

Foster Wheeler Wins Contract for Feasibility Study for Karnalyte's Wynyard Carnallite Project

Foster Wheeler awarded feasibility study contract by Karnalyte Resources Inc. for the Wynyard Carnallite Potash Project in Saskatchewan, Canada.
04/02/2011  More »

BHP Billiton Advances Jansen Potash Project

BHP Billiton today announced progression of the Jansen Potash Project into the Feasibility study phase, an advanced stage of the BHP Billiton project approvals process.
02/02/2011  More »

SNC-Lavalin Awarded Copper Smelter Modernization Project in Serbia

SNC-Lavalin awarded engineering, procurement and construction contract by Rudarsko - Topionicarski Basen Bor Grupa (RTB-Bor) for the modernization of its existing copper smelting complex in Eastern Serbia.
18/01/2011  More »

SNC-Lavalin Acquires Engineering Firm in Colombia

SNC-Lavalin acquires Itansuca Proyectos de Ingenieria S.A., an engineering firm of 1,000 professionals and administrative staff in the energy sector based in Bogota, Colombia.
12/01/2011  More »

SNC-Lavalin Hatch Joint Venture Awarded Contract for New AP60 Smelter from Rio Tinto Alcan

SNC-Lavalin receives go-ahead for implementation of first phase of Rio Tinto Alcan's AP60 project in Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, Quebec. SNC-Lavalin, as a 50/50 joint venture partner with Hatch, will provide project management, engineering, procurement, construction management and pre-commissioning services.
22/12/2010  More »

KBR Acquires Roberts and Schaefer Company

KBR acquires Chicago-based Roberts & Schaefer Company, a subsidiary of Elgin National Industries. Roberts & Schaefer is a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction services for bulk material handling and processing systems.
21/12/2010  More »

BHP Billiton Submits Environmental Impact Statement for Jansen Project

BHP Billiton today submitted the Environmental Impact Statement for its proposed Jansen Potash Project in Saskatchewan to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment.
18/11/2010  More »

AMEC Awarded Oyu Tolgoi Underground Mining Project in Mongolia

AMEC commissioned by Oyu Tolgoi LLC to undertake the feasibility study for Lift 1 of the underground Hugo North block cave operation of its copper and gold mining project in Mongolia.
16/11/2010  More »

AMECO Forms Joint Venture with Mikisew Energy Services Group in Alberta, Canada

AMECO, a unit of Fluor Corporation, forms joint venture with Mikisew Energy Services Group. This new partnership, Mikisew/AMECO Group, will provide fleet management and common services for capital construction projects and ongoing operations.
16/11/2010  More »

SNC-Lavalin Led Joint Venture Awarded Contract to Execute Basic Engineering & EPCM Services on Cobre Panama Project

Joint Venture Panama, a joint venture led by SNC-Lavalin (70%), along with partners GyM S.A. (a member of Graña y Montero Group) (15%) and Techint International Construction Corp. (15%), awarded contract by Minera Panama SA (MPSA), a 100% owned subsidiary of Inmet Mining Corporation of Canada, to provide, initially, the basic engineering followed by engineering, procurement and construction management services for development of the Cobre Panama copper mine project in Panama.
09/11/2010  More »

Aker Solutions Partners with Matasis Investment Holdings in South Africa to Form Strategic New Company

Aker Solutions in South Africa and the South African investment company Matasis Investment Holdings form new incorporated company: Aker Solutions Matasis, based in Bryanston, Johannesburg.
10/10/2010  More »

Sasol Announces Conclusion of Ixia Coal Broad Based BEE Transaction with WIPCoal Investments

Sasol Mining announce conclusion of the Ixia Coal transaction at a closing ceremony held in Johannesburg. As part of the company's empowerment strategy and its commitment to comply with the objectives of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act and the Mining Charter, Sasol Mining entered into the Ixia Coal transaction, with WIPCoal Investments as the majority partner.
07/10/2010  More »

KBR Awarded Contract for Construction of Iron Ore Mine in Australia

KBR awarded contract to provide engineering, procurement management and construction management for the Hope Downs 4 iron ore mine in remote Western Australia. Scope of project is valued at $1.285 billion USD.
15/09/2010  More »

BHP Billiton Announces All-Cash Offer To Acquire PotashCorp

BHP Billiton announces its intention to make an all-cash offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., at a price of US$130 in cash per PotashCorp common share.
18/08/2010  More »

AMEC Awarded Contract for Young-Davidson Gold Project

AMEC awarded engineering, procurement and construction management contract for the Young-Davidson Gold Project by Northgate Minerals Corporation. Young-Davidson is a late-staged mining project located in Matachewan, Ontario, Canada.
03/08/2010  More »

Fluor Receives Notice to Proceed for Ivanhoe Mines Project in Mongolia

Fluor reaches agreement with Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. to move forward with full-scale work at its gold and copper mine development project in southern Mongolia. Fluor will execute the engineering for the project from its Vancouver and Beijing offices with operations being managed on-site in Mongolia.
22/07/2010  More »

Aker Solutions Wins Further Mining and Metals Contracts in US

Aker Solutions awarded two construction projects at mining facilities in Arizona, USA. Customer and project details are undisclosed.
06/07/2010  More »

BHP Billiton Encouraged by Australian Resources Tax Changes

BHP Billiton Chief Executive Officer, Marius Kloppers, says company encouraged by Australian Government's decision to replace the proposed Resource Super Profits Tax with a Mineral Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) on mined iron ore and coal.
02/07/2010  More »

Aker Solutions Undertakes Bozshakol Copper Project Feasibility Study for Kazakhmys

Kazakhmys PLC awarded Aker Solutions a contract for the provision of services for a feasibility study of the development of the processing facility for the proposed Bozshakol Copper project. Engineering element of the feasibility study is being delivered from Aker Solutions' office in Brisbane, Australia and scheduled for completion in October 2010.
30/06/2010  More »

Fluor Wins $1.3 Billion Mining Contract from Minera Lumina Copper Chile

Fluor awarded contract by Minera Lumina Copper Chile S.A. to deliver engineering, procurement and construction management services for the company's new Caserones copper mine project in central Chile. Fluor will execute the engineering for the project from its Santiago, Chile, office with support from other global locations.
29/06/2010  More »

SNC-Lavalin Awarded Services Contract for S11D Project with Vale

SNC-Lavalin announces that Vale awarded a cost reimbursable contract to an SNC-Lavalin / WorleyParsons consortium for the implementation of the S11D project in Brazil.
28/06/2010  More »

Aker Solutions and TWP Projects Agree Strategic Alliance

Aker Solutions signs strategic partnership agreement with South African project house, TWP Projects. The alliance will see the two companies collaborating on large minerals processing and hydro-metallurgical projects in Africa.
28/06/2010  More »

Fluor Awarded Series of Contracts by Ma'aden-Alcoa Joint Venture

Fluor win series of contracts from the joint venture comprising Saudi Arabian Mining Company, also known as Ma'aden, and Alcoa, to provide PMC and EPCM services for a number of projects related to the development of the integrated Ras Az'Zawr aluminum complex.
24/06/2010  More »

Fluor/AMEC JV Wins Canadian Mining Contract

Fluor Corporation announced today that Terrane Metals Corp. awarded British Columbia Mining Joint Venture (BCMJV), a 50:50 joint venture between Fluor Canada Ltd and AMEC Americas Limited, a contract to perform engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for Terrane's 100 percent-owned, $915 million (CAD), Mt. Milligan copper-gold project.
14/06/2010  More »

Sasol Mining Obtains Conversion of its Old Order Mining Rights

Department of Mineral Resources grant approval for the conversion of Sasol Mining's old order mining rights in respect of the Secunda Complex, as well as those for the Mooikraal Operation situated near Sasolburg in the Free State.
11/05/2010  More »

Fluor Wins South American Mining Contract

Fluor Corporation win engineering and limited procurement contract for Newmont Mining's Minas Conga project in Peru. Fluor will execute the engineering from its Santiago, Chile office with support from other global locations.
11/05/2010  More »

Uranium Energy Corp Provides Project and Corporate Update

Uranium Energy provides near-term production update on each of its Palangana and Goliad in-situ recovery (ISR) uranium projects and an update on its current and anticipated balance sheet and capital structure.
06/05/2010  More »

Kivalliq Drilling at the Lac Cinquante Uranium Deposit

Kivalliq Energy commence Phase 1 of its 10,000 metre 2010 diamond drill program on the high-grade Lac Cinquante Uranium Deposit situated within the 225,000 acre Angilak Property in Nunavut Territory, Canada.
06/05/2010  More »

BHP Billiton Disappointed With New Australian Mining Tax

BHP Billiton expresses its disappointment with the Australian Government's plan to impose a new resource rent tax. The imposition of this new tax would result in an increase in the total effective tax rate on the Group's profits earned from its Australian operations from around 43 per cent currently to around 57 per cent from 2013.
05/05/2010  More »

Talvivaara Seeks Uranium Extraction Licence

Subsidiary of Talvivaara Mining applies to the Finnish government for permit to extract uranium as a by-product at its Talvivaara nickel and zinc mine in Sotkamo, eastern Finland. In February, Talvivaara Mining said that it was investigating modifying the metals extraction process at the Talvivaara mine in order to recover uranium.
22/04/2010  More »

AMEC Awarded Next Phase of Ban Houayxai Gold and Silver Project in Laos

AMEC awarded detailed engineering and procurement services contract for PanAust Limited's Ban Houayxai gold and silver project in Laos. The award follows the successful completion of the definitive feasibility study by AMEC Minproc's Brisbane office in February 2010.
19/04/2010  More »

WorleyParsons Awarded Contract for Joslyn North Mine Oil Sands Plant

WorleyParsons awarded contract from Total E&P Joslyn Ltd for the Total Joslyn North Mine Mineable Oil Sands Plant Project. The plant is located 65 km northwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, and is scheduled to start-up in early 2017, capable of producing 100,000 bpcd of bitumen.
13/04/2010  More »

CanAlaska Uranium Sends 6th Drill to Helmer Uranium Project

CanAlaska Uranium Ltd report that its sixth drill program is underway on its Helmer project, situated along the Northern rim of the Athabasca Basin. The drilling will test a group of strong targets along the Grease River fault, which were modeled from Airborne EM and gravity surveys.
22/03/2010  More »

Kivalliq Announces Aggressive 2010 Exploration Program; Acceleration of Warrants

Kivalliq Energy Corporation announces its 2010 exploration plans for the Angilak Project in Nunavut, with a focus on the historic Lac Cinquante Uranium Deposit located in Nunavut, Canada.
09/03/2010  More »

Fluor Awarded Debswana Contract for Diamond Mine Expansion in Africa

Fluor win engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract from Debswana Diamond Company Ltd, a joint venture of the Government of Botswana and De Beers, to execute the Jwaneng Cut 8 mining project in Botswana.
03/03/2010  More »

Areva Granted Uranium Mining Rights in Jordan

Areva granted exclusive rights to mine for uranium in central region of Jordan under an agreement signed with the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission. Under the terms of the mining agreement, Areva has been granted the exclusive right to mine the deposit for 25 years.
01/03/2010  More »

Chevron to Build 1MW Solar Facility at Questa Mine

Chevron Mining Inc. (CMI), a subsidiary of Chevron Corp announced that sister company Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), will build a one megawatt concentrating photovoltaic solar facility on the tailing site of CMI's molybdenum mine in Questa, New Mexico. The project will demonstrate and evaluate an emerging solar technology and a practical use of previously impacted land.
25/02/2010  More »

Fluor Secures $500 Million Contract for Iron Ore Mining Expansion in Western Australia

Fluor Corporation's joint venture with Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) awarded contract by BHP Billiton to execute the next phase of its Rapid Growth Program. The focus of the project will be the continued expansion of BHP Billiton's iron ore operations in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. Fluor booked approximately $500 million in the company's fourth quarter of 2009.
22/02/2010  More »

CanAlaska Uranium and Kodiak Start Drilling at McTavish Uranium Project

CanAlaska Uranium Ltd announces that Kodiak Exploration Limited commenced their initial drill program on the McTavish uranium project, situated in the prolific Athabasca Basin of northern Saskatchewan. Kodiak granted an option by the Company to acquire an initial 50% interest in the Project for $4,000,000 in exploration, $600,000 of which is to be completed before June, 2010.
02/02/2010  More »

BHP Billiton Approves Funding For Further Growth At Western Australia Iron Ore

BHP Billiton today announced approval for US$1.93 billion (BHP Billiton share US$1.73 billion) of capital expenditure to underpin the further accelerated growth of its Western Australia Iron Ore business.
29/01/2010  More »

AMEC Acquires Leading Project Services Consultancy Currie & Brown (Australia)

AMEC announces the acquisition of Currie & Brown (Australia) Pty Ltd, a leading Australian cost and commercial management consultancy from its shareholders for AU$36.4 million in cash.
29/01/2010  More »

BHP Billiton Canada Inc. to Acquire Athabasca Potash Inc.

Athabasca Potash Inc. ("API") and BHP Billiton Canada Inc. ("BHP Billiton") are pleased to announce they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby BHP Billiton will offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of API at a price of $8.35 cash per common share.
29/01/2010  More »

BHP Billiton Update on Metallurgical Coal Growth Projects

BHP Billiton today announced US$267 million (BHP Billiton share) of pre-approval capital expenditure to accelerate the development of the Caval Ridge and Hay Point Coal Terminal Stage 3 Expansion (HPX3) projects.
18/01/2010  More »

BHP Billiton Announce Expenditure Approval for Antamina Expansion

BHP Billiton today announced it has approved its share of the capital expenditure required to expand mining and processing capacity at the Antamina copper and zinc mine in northern Peru.
05/01/2010  More »





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