Fluor completes Diamond mine upgrade project in Botswana

Fluor completes Diamond mine upgrade project in Botswana

11:47 AM, 21st September 2012
Fluor completes Diamond mine upgrade project in Botswana

IRVING, US: Fluor Corporation has completed the $500 million infrastructure and plant upgrades on the Jwaneng Cut 8 expansion project, a part of the $3 billion expansion programme at Debswana’s Jwaneng mine in Botswana. Fluor provided engineering, procurement and construction management services for the mine, which is the richest diamond mine by value in the world.

The expansion enables the removal of overburden to allow the mine to access 91 million tonne of ore that will yield around 102 million carats of diamonds and extends the life of the mine to 2025.

“Fluor has set the highest standard of performance commensurate with their world class position,” said Balisi Bonyongo, General Manager, Jwaneng Mine.

“Executing a project inside an operational mine is a challenging task and we are proud to complete the project with minimal disruption and impact to production,” said Matthew Cobbett, Executive General Manager, Mining & Metals business line, Fluor.

Fluor continues to support Debswana and is currently undertaking a pre-feasibility study for a new treatment plant at Letlhakane Diamond Mine, North of Botswana’s capital, Gaborone.

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