Newmont select Wood for Lihir contract

Wood said it has been selected by Newmont to serve as a consultant and engineer for the miner’s Lihir gold mine in Papua New Guinea.

The $18 million deal includes engineering and support services as well as enhancing safety and efficiency in processing across varied stages of Lihir’s project lifecycle. It also will back Newmont’s capital works program, which includes maintaining and improving conditions and overall performance.

It will additionally, over the three-year term of the agreement, deliver concept and feasibility studies and detailed design and construction management services.

“We have been working with Newmont for over 20 years and are proud to be selected to deliver the Lihir capital works program,” said Jim Shaughnessy, president of Minerals, Metals and Life Sciences, Wood.

“Minerals and metals continue to be a key market for Wood – this project lends itself well to our strong expertise in mineral processing and our steadfast commitment to sustainable mining. We’re looking forward to building on our strong relationship with Newmont as we continue to deliver world-class mineral processing projects.”

The contract is effective immediately, with the work being led by Wood’s Brisbane office in Queensland.

The Lihir mine, on Niolam Island in New Ireland Province, is 900 kilometres from Port Moresby and is considered to be one of the largest gold mines in Papua New Guinea and the world. It produced 670,000 ounces of gold in FY23 and employs about 5,100 people.

Source: Wood

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