Amec Foster Wheeler recently announced the award of a contract by Anagold Madencilik to provide basic design verification services for the expansion of the Çöpler gold mine in Turkey.

The value of the contract has not been announced.

The contract includes the verification of the basic design package performed by a third party to enhance consistency and completeness and to take into account constructability and local factors. Concurrently with the design verification activities, Amec Foster Wheeler will also prepare a proposal for the engineering, procurement and construction phase.

The work is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2015.

“We are very pleased to have been selected by Anagold Madencilik for this important first phase of their planned investment,” said Dave Lawson, Amec Foster Wheeler president for global mining & metals markets. “This win perfectly demonstrates the power of the recent Amec and Foster Wheeler combination, leveraging the proven gold processing expertise of the Amec team and Foster Wheeler’s highly regarded Turkish operation and successful project delivery track record in Turkey.”

Once completed, the Cöpler sulphide expansion project will enable the facility to process 5,000 metric tons (mt) per day of sulphide ore over the planned 20-year mine life, in addition to the existing heap leach processing of oxide ore.