BRITISH COLUMBIA – Pretium Resources has contracted AMEC Americas to provide the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for its Brucejack high grade gold project 65 km north of Stewart.
AMEC is an international engineering and project management firm with recently completed mining projects in British Columbia including New Gold’s New Afton mine and Thompson Creek Metals’ Mount Milligan mine.
“AMEC’s track record of effectively partnering with companies to move projects from feasibility to mine construction, combined with their significant experience in British Columbia, makes them a natural fit for the Brucejack project,” said Pretium’s COO Jim Currie.
AMEC has been involved with the Brucejack project as a third party reviewer of the June 2014 feasibility study for a 2,700 t/d underground mine and has participated in construction and capital cost reviews of the project. Brucejack is expected to produce 7.27 million oz of gold over an 18 year mine life, and commercial production is anticipated in 2017. The estimated project capital cost, including contingencies, is US$746.9 million.
AMEC has begun detailed engineering and is advancing procurement for surface facilities and underground infrastructure. Flow sheets have been finalized and preparation of general arrangement drawings and procurement packages for long lead items is underway.
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