Jacobs Engineering has been selected to provide design, engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) support services for a mill optimization project at the Candelaria mining complex located near Copiapó, Chile. Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs will provide basic and detailed design, as well as support services for procurement, field engineering, construction management and startup. The contract period for the complete scope of services runs until December 2019.

“We will leverage our extensive experience in mining processes to provide support and operational optimization at the Candelaria Mining Complex,” said Jacobs Mining Minerals and Technology Senior Vice President and General Manager Andrew Berryman. “Jacobs is committed to continue working in collaboration with mining and mineral organizations globally to meet their social, economic and environmental goals.”

Minera Candelaria is responsible for operations of the Candelaria Mine Complex. Lundin Mining holds an 80% ownership stake in Candelaria.