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Newcrest awards Worley Lihir gold contract

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Newcrest has awarded a contract to support Worley Lihir with one of the world’s largest gold projects located on a geothermal active (but extinct) volcanic crater.

The contract is to deliver engineering, procurement and construction management services to Newcrest’s Lihir gold mine, located 700 km north-east of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Formalising an alliance which commenced in April 2017, Lihir’s involvement covers multiple brownfield projects including support to the mine site, process plant and associated infrastructure.

Its team will continue to be located on site and in its Brisbane office in Australia.

“We are delighted to continue our relationship with Newcrest, working together to safely deliver a portfolio of projects to budget and schedule,” commented Gillian Cagney, Regional Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand.

“Creating further economic value and expanding opportunities for PNG nationals will remain a focus for both companies. More than 20% of our Lihir team are nationals which contributes to Newcrest’s already impressive in-country employment.

“Our community improvement programmes have included the distribution of personal solar lights to children living in isolated villages, reforming a local beach with recycled mine-site tires and water sanitation for seaside communities.

"Worley has a strong history working with Newcrest, having delivered projects in Australia, PNG and Indonesia."

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