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AMEC Awarded Contract for Young-Davidson Gold Project

AMEC AMEC has been awarded the EPCM (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, and when fully operational, will consist of a 6,000-tonne per day gold processing facility producing an annual average of 180,000 ounces of gold.

The value of the contract has not been announced.

"I am delighted to be recognised for our extensive EPCM experience and see that our recent work for Northgate Minerals has led to this new contract and continued involvement with this project," said Bob Stanlake, President of AMEC's Mining & Metals operation in the Americas. "The award recognises our knowledge of working in the northern regions of Canada, and the strong capabilities of our team."

On awarding AMEC the contract, Ken Stowe, President of Northgate Minerals, said:

"Since early study work began at Young-Davidson in 2007, we have teamed up with AMEC and have formed a successful working relationship. As we move forward in this next phase of building Young-Davidson, we look forward to working alongside AMEC's EPCM team and are confident that the team's experience will achieve full project success."

Once at full production in 2012, the Young-Davidson mine is forecasting a 15-year mine-life with average annual production of 180,000 ounces of gold. Following the initial two years of open-pit production, the mine will move into underground production with average annual production rising to 190,000 ounces of gold over the remaining mine-life.

Published 03/08/2010

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AMEC (LSE: AMEC) is a focused supplier of high-value consultancy, engineering and project management services to the world's natural resources, nuclear, clean energy, water and environmental sectors. With annual revenues of over £2.5 billion, AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers. The company employs some 22,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide.

AMEC's global Mining & Metals business, which includes the recently acquired AMEC Minproc, develops some of the most challenging projects in the world. AMEC is recognised for a unique combination of excellent project delivery, industry leading mining and process technical expertise, and full project life-cycle capability. AMEC is an industry leader in a broad range of commodities from base and precious metals, to diamonds, iron ore, coal, uranium and fertilizers.

Northgate Minerals Corporation (TSX: NGX; NYSE Amex: NXG) is a gold and copper producer with mining operations, development projects and exploration properties in Canada and Australia. Northgate's vision is to be the leading intermediate gold producer by identifying, acquiring, developing and operating profitable, long-life mining properties. The company is forecasting gold production of 310,000 ounces in 2010.

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