Oxiana’s Prominent Hill EPCM Project involved the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management of a 100,000 TPA copper mine in South Australia’s mid-north (130kms east of Coober Pedy).  Fluor was engaged as the EPCM contractor for the processing plant at the mine.

Project Name: Prominent Hill Copper Mine

Project Value: $1.15b

Project Purpose: Development of an open-cut mine, associated infrastructure and processing plant.

Project Scope: EPCM of mineral processing plant including all ground works, services and camp facilities in this remote location.                                       

Our Role: Provision of EPCM Contracts Lead

The role involved drafting, tender and awarding numerous contracts required to install the necessary infrastructure at the mine for the 1,200-man construction phase and 400-man operation phase, including:

  • Construction camp facilities (buildings, site infrastructure, sports & recreation facilities)
  • Water & WWTP (20 bore field pump stations, 100kms of pipeline, desalination unit & WWTP)
  • Warehousing & maintenance facilities
  • 11kv Reticulation (overhead & underground)
  • Communications (radio, telephone, data and TV including ICT building and fibre optic)
  • Construction power (1MW of small diesel generators)
  • Light vehicle servicing
  • Specialist consultants