Copper & Mineral Processing Plants; Hydrometallurgical Plants; EPC/EPCM Contracting; Construction Management
Ausenco completed a number of projects on the Kinsevere Copper Plant including a $400 EPC contract completed in 2011
The existing Kinsevere operation was an open pit mining operation and HMS processing plant with an electricarc furnace located 30 km north west of Lubumbashi, provincial capital of Katanga Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The stage II expansion planned a 60,000 t/y capacity SX-EW plant at Kinsevere, to exploit a 34% increase in Measured and Indicated Resources and a subsequent 32% increase in Proven and Probable Mineral Reserves.
Ausenco was initially engaged to design and deliver the 60 000 t/y solvent-extraction electrowinning plant on an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) basis. The project was suspended in December 2008 pending greater stability in world financial markets.
Ausenco was re-engaged in June 2009 for design completion, and again in January 2010 to complete the construction project on an EPC basis.
First copper cathode production in May 2011.
Safety milestone - achieved two million man hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI).
With over 37 years' experience in the engineering, mining, power generation and construction industries on mega projects across the globe, Ed delivers practical solutions, applying his extensive local and international knowledge and experience across all stages of project delivery.
Scott is a lead process engineer and lithium expert with over 25 years of experience in minerals processing design and operations, including significant experience in gravity circuit design and operation.
Ademir is a chemical engineer with over 38 years of experience in the design, evaluation, construction and management of mining and chemical projects, specializing in extractive metallurgy for metalliferous ores, lithium brines and mineral salts.