Fluor to provide EPCM for Minera copper mine

Engineering company Fluor has been awarded a contract by mining and metals company Minera Lumina Copper Chile to deliver engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for its new Caserones copper-mine project in central Chile.

Fluor, who will be performing EPCM services for the facilities, utilities and offsites, as well as mine-related infrastructure, will book approximately $1.3bn for the project in the second quarter of 2010.

The project has a marketable output of 3.6 million tons of fine copper and 87 kilotons of molybdenum.