Fluor wins FEED contract for East Africa potash mining project
Published by Angharad Lock,
Digital Assistant Editor
Fluor Corp. has been awarded a front-end engineering, design and optimisation (FEED) contract by Danakali Ltd in Eritrea, East Africa for the Colluli Potash Project. Fluor will book the undisclosed contract value in the 1Q17.
“Fluor will provide a highly qualified design and optimisation team with world-class process infrastructure credentials for this important fertilizer project,” said Rick Koumouris, President of Fluor’s Mining & Metals business. “In addition to working with Danakali to maximise project capital efficiency during the study and execution phases of this project, Fluor will bring top-notch project financing expertise and assistance to help Danakali advance this project to the next phase.”
“We are delighted to be working with Fluor as we progress the Colluli project,” said Paul Donaldson, managing director of Danakali. “The combination of Fluor’s values, people, reputation, optimisation approach, mining and metals expertise, experience in Africa, and potash-specific experience will benefit the project significantly as it progresses towards construction.”
Colluli is an advanced greenfield sulfate of potash development. The Colluli deposit is located in the Danakil region of Eritrea, East Africa. Colluli is approximately 177 km southeast of the capital, Asmara, and 180 km from the port of Massawa, which is Eritrea’s key import-export entry.
Approval of the social and environmental impact assessment for the project was given by the Ministry of Land, Water and Environment in December 2016. The award of the Mining Agreement and Mining License for the project is well progressed.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldfertilizer.com/potash/11012017/fluor-wins-feed-contract-for-east-africa-potash-mining-project/
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