$360m mineral sands contract awarded

Sheffield Resources has awarded a $360 million mineral sands contract to GR Engineering Services.

GR Engineering will be responsible for the engineering design, procurement and construction of Thunderbird mineral sands project’s 7.5 million tonnes a year mineral processing plant and associated facilities.

The contract’s scope of work extends to the commissioning and testing of Thunderbird’s wet concentrate plant, mineral separation plant, low temperature roasting plant, administration buildings, bore fields and high voltage power distribution.

This represents a two-year agreement, following site mobilisation, and is scheduled to commence in the second quarter of 2019 after the wet season. A six-month operations support will also be provided to Thunderbird post-completion.