Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract by Berkeley Energia for its uranium processing plant at its Salamanca Project, in western Spain.
The scope of work by Amec Foster Wheeler will include engineering and procurement services to determine the capital cost of the front end crushing plant, as well as detailed engineering of the plant in preparation for the construction phase.
The contract will be executed by Amec Foster Wheeler’s South African mining company MDM Engineering.
Amec Foster Wheeler previously carried out the Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) phase for the project during which a smart design approach was adopted that will enable significantly reduced capital costs.
Dave Lawson, Amec Foster Wheeler’s President for Mining, said: “The award of this contract is testament to our strong performance during the DFS phase which has resulted in us identifying a number of design efficiencies for the Salamanca facility. We will leverage our extensive experience in delivering large scale uranium projects and apply our significant heap leach processing expertise to this next important phase of the project.”
About Amec Foster Wheeler
Amec Foster Wheeler designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.
Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, power & process, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.
Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.
Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.
Aout MDM Engineerig Group
The contract will be delivered by MDM Engineering, an Amec Foster Wheeler company. This is a minerals process and project management company focused on the mining industry. The company provides a wide range of services including metallurgical test work support, Preliminary Economic Assessments, and bankable feasibility studies, through to plant design, construction and commissioning. To date, the company’s clients have largely been junior and mid-tier mining corporations with operations in Africa.
The MDM Engineering core technical team has a 25 year track record of completing a wide range of studies and execution projects across a variety of minerals, including precious metals, base metals, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, uranium and diamonds.
MDM Engineering was wholly acquired by Amec Foster Wheeler in 2014.