DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) has been selected by Teck Resources Limited and Aurubis AG to perform the pre-feasibility study (PFS) for a proposed copper cathode production facility in Peru. Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs will provide capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) estimates to Teck and Aurubis for determining project pre-feasibility. Teck and Aurubis’ conceptual copper cathode production facility would incorporate their proprietary CESL copper-arsenic process technology – providing high copper and precious metal recoveries, controlled arsenic deportment, and reduced environmental impact compared to traditional pyrometallurgical smelter processing facilities in respect to air, dust and water.
“We have extensive experience in delivering full life-cycle solutions to copper processing facility owners and operators and more than 40 years of working alongside Teck,” said Jacobs Mining and Minerals and Specialty Chemicals Senior Vice President and General Manager Andrew Berryman. “Our collaboration with Teck and Aurubis will support project and business objectives for the company’s proposed copper cathode production facility.”
Jacobs currently supports copper processing facility projects in Asia, North America and South America. In addition to the company’s experience executing end-to-end solutions for copper processing facilities, Jacobs has been providing studies, engineering, procurement, construction and construction management services to mining and mineral organizations globally for 70 years.
Teck is a diversified resource company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada committed to responsible mining and mineral development with business units focused on steelmaking coal, copper, zinc and energy. Aurubis AG is a leading worldwide provider of non-ferrous metals and the world’s largest copper recycler headquartered in Hamburg, Germany.
Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs over 54,000 people and operates in more than 25 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.jacobs.com.
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