GR Engineering to renovate and upgrade the Cosmos nickel concentrator


Posted by Daniel Gleeson on October 28, 2021

GR Engineering Services Ltd is preparing to upgrade the existing nickel concentrator in Cosmos Nickel operations, owned by Western Areas Ltd, after signing an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract with one of the minor’s subsidiaries.

The project is located 30 km north of Leinster in Western Australia.

Western Areas has announced its intention to refurbish and expand the concentrator to achieve a throughput of 900,000 t / y. In his most recent quarterly report, he said long lead items for the project were identified with an order taking place in the December quarter. Most of the renovations and upgrades to the plant are expected to begin in the March 2022 quarter.

The contract amount is A $ 48 million ($ 36 million) and GR Engineering has started work immediately, the contractor said.

Geoff Jones, Managing Director, said, “GR Engineering has a long history of working with the Western Regions leadership team and has a solid track record of delivering projects for Western regions on time and on budget. GR Engineering is delighted to be working with Western Areas on another important project and we look forward to delivering safe and successful results for the project.

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