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Engineer secures Copler EPCM

London-listed engineering and consulting group Amec Foster Wheeler (LSE: AMFW) has won the EPCM contract for Alacer Gold’s pivotal, US$700 million Copler sulphide expansion project in Turkey after earlier completing basic engineering and procurement work.

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Surface mining activity at Copler in Turkey. Image courtesy of Anagold

The expansion, due for mechanical completion in the June quarter of 2018, is expected to increase annual production at Copler to 176,000oz (average over 20 years) at mine-site sustaining cash costs of