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Fluor Manages Pascua-Lama Mining Project (Video)
Engineering firm wins second-phase construction contracts
Fluor will continue work for Toronto-based Barrick Gold at its Pascua-Lama mining project as the second stage of construction begins at the remote South American location in the Andes.
Under new contracts, Fluor will be responsible for overall project management and construction management for the Pascua location on the Chile side of the site, as well as construction management and construction for the Lama location on the Argentina side, the company said in a statement.
The Pascua-Lama mine site straddles the border region of Argentina and Chile, called the Cordilera, high in the Andes Mountains at elevations ranging from 3,800 to 5,200 meters. When complete, the mine is expected to produce an average of 800,000 – 850,000 ounces of gold and 35 million ounces of silver in its first full five years of operation.
Watch the ore stockpile at Pascua-Lama’s process plant takes shape as project construction advances. Video courtesy of Fluor – Techint.