Jacobs receives copper mine engineering services contract

Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded a contract from Codelco, Chile’s national copper company, to provide engineering services for a Chilean mine that is anticipated to produce 200,000 metric tons of copper per day.

The total installed cost is estimated at $4.5bn (£2.9bn). Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs will provide engineering services for Phase II of the Radomiro Tomic (RT) sulphides mine and the new and independent concentrator facility.

The conventional concentrator plant is expected to have two 40ft (12m) semi-autogenous grinding mills and four conventional ball mills; a 160km desalinated water pipeline; booster stations; a desalination plant; a thickened tailings management facility; a 270km concentrate transport pipeline; and power infrastructure.