Canada’s SNC-Lavalin to develop Saudi gold mine
Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Group’s European branch has signed an $8.3 million contract to develop the Al-Amar gold mine in Saudi Arabia.
The contract was signed with the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for the development of the mine project, located near the town of Al-Quway'iyah to the south west of Riyadh.
Once completed, the project will be used for commercial production, including mineral processing facilities and infrastructure. Construction of the concentrator, which will produce silver, zinc and copper in addition to gold metal, is expected to be completed at the end of 2005. Commercial start-up is expected in early 2006.
SNC-Lavalin's contract will be carried out by approximately 25 employees from the Mining and Metallurgy division in Montreal, Canada, and from its office in Al-Khobar.
SNC-Lavalin is involved in engineering and construction and management of infrastructure. Its companies have offices across Canada and in 30 other countries around the world. — (menareport.com)
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