ASX-listed Lycopodium has picked up more than A$36 million (US$26m) worth of engineering and construction management work on PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara’s Batu Hijau copper-gold process plant expansion project in Indonesia.
The new contract, which runs for the next two years, continues work Lycopodium has been doing at the major copper-gold mine since May 2020 when it was awarded the front-end engineering and design (FEED) to add primary crushing capacity, and overland conveyor, coarse ore stockpile and reclaim, milling with pebble crushing, flotation circuits and concentrate and tailings pipelines to double production at Batu Hijau.
In July last year Lycopodium won a professional engineering and management services (PMS) contract to facilitate the process plant expansion.
Batu Hijau, on the island of Sumbawa in the province of West Nusa Tenggara, produces about 300,000lb copper, 130,000oz gold and more than 800,000oz of silver a year. It has reportedly produced more than 8 billion pounds of copper and 8.5Moz of gold since production started in 2000.