SNC-Lavalin to design, construct sulfuric acid plan in Mexico
TORONTO – The Toronto-based business unit of SNC-Lavalin, SNC-Lavalin Fenco, has been awarded a contract by Minera Y Metarlurgica Del Boleo S.A. de C.V. of Mexico (MMB) for the technology package, engineering, project management and procurement services, and construction assistance of a new 2,400 metric tons per day sulfuric acid plant.
The acid plant will be part of MMB’s new mining and processing complex in Baja, Mexico which, when completed, will be Mexico’s largest copper-cobalt project to date with an estimated total capital investment of $1 billion. The facilities are expected to have an estimated annual production of 50,000 tons of copper and 1,850 tons of cobalt. The total capital investment for the new acid plant, including the 46 MW power island, is approximately $120 million. It will feature an advanced heat recovery system (HRS) to maximize power production, entitling the company to carbon credits for its investment.
SNC-Lavalin Fenco is building on a successful history of acid plant projects in northwest Mexico and work on the project has already commenced. The complex is scheduled to begin operations in March 2010.
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