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Fluor joint venture awarded BHP Copper concentrator mining project

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Fluor Corp. has announced that its joint venture team was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for BHP’s Spence Growth Option project at the Spence open-cut copper mine in northern Chile. The 50/50 joint venture with SalfaCorp is responsible for the delivery of the 95 000 tpd copper concentrator and associated works. Fluor will book its share of the value in 3Q17.

“Our team has worked closely with BHP since the project’s initial phases to align on the project’s goals and structure with an execution approach that will allow us to safely deliver this important project,” said Tony Morgan, President of Fluor’s Mining & Metals business. “Fluor’s resume includes some of the world’s most significant copper projects. This experience, combined with our integrated solutions approach, brings cost and execution certainty to the project.”

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