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Completing the first major greenfield project in DRC

The Tenke Fungurume Project, completed in 2009, was the first major greenfield project in a rapidly stabilising Democratic Republic of Congo. Early in 2007, Amec Foster Wheeler was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management contract by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. for the landmark Tenke Fungurume Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

We completed the engineering, procurement and construction management for the processing facilities and associated infrastructure to process 2.9 Mt/a ore and produce 115,000 t/a copper cathode and 10,000 t/a cobalt in mix hydroxide. This followed our appointment to commence the detailed design phase of the project in mid 2006.

The appointment was also recognition of a strong performance on the feasibility study phase in 2005 through to 2006. The project was commissioned in the first half of 2009, with the first shipment of copper occurring in April 2009.

Location:Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo
Client:Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc
Scope:Engineering, procurement and construction management
Date:2005 - 2009