The Texas based Fluor Corporation has been awarded a contract valued at US$1.3 billion by Minera Lumina Copper Chile S.A. for its new Caserones copper mine project located in central Chile. The Fluor Corporation will deliver engineering, procurement and construction management services. Minera Lumina Copper Chile is jointly owned by Pan Pacific Copper Co. Ltd and Mitsui Co. Ltd.
Dwayne Wilson, group president of Fluor's Industrial business said that South America and Chile in particular continue to be a robust market for their company in the mining sector. He was pleased that the company's reputation bother global and local has helped it gain such significant work in the region.
Fluor is expected to execute the engineering for the project from its office in Santiago, Chile with support from other global locations. The project is expected to create almost 5,000 jobs for local workers.
Fluor operates and maintains large, complex facilities worldwide. The company's Industrial & Infrastructure segment offers design, engineering, procurement, and construction services to the transportation, wind power, mining and metals, life sciences, telecommunications, manufacturing, commercial and institutional, microelectronics, and healthcare sectors.