Feasibility Study Initiated with Greenland Minerals for Mining Licence Application
Greenland Minerals and Energy has appointed Tetra Tech Proteus to complete a Feasibility Study on the process facilities and related infrastructure of the Kvanefjeld Project. Tetra Tech was appointed after an extensive competitively tendered process as the most appropriately skilled engineering consultancy for Kvanefjeld.
Tetra Tech is a major engineering company, with global reach and extensive arctic experience. It provides consulting, engineering, program management, construction and technical services, focussed on mining, infrastructure, water, environment and energy. It has more than 13,000 employees worldwide, $3.0bn turnover and has been supporting mining operations for over 60 years. Proteus is part of the Tetra Tech group of companies and has been providing engineering, construction and project management services to the Australian resources sector for 30 years. Like GMEL, Proteus is Perth based.
GMEL will be utilising artic engineering and environmental services of EBA and Wardrop which form part of the Tetra Tech family of companies. EBA has pioneered innovative solutions to the challenges of artic engineering for more than 40 years. In addition Wardrop has years of experience as a well respected engineering company based in Canada.
The study will consist of Tetra Tech building upon the process design already completed by the GMEL in-house technical team. Civil, electrical, mechanical and structural design of the process facilities will be completed. This will produce a comprehensive package of design information which will be provided to Non Ferrous China (NFC) for cost estimation.
Greenland Minerals and Energy is excited to be working with an engineering consultancy with specialised knowledge of cold climate engineering. Tetra Tech-Proteus’s study is expected to be completed by the end of the October 2014.
David Sutton, a Director of Proteus Engineers stated:
“Tetra Tech Proteus is very pleased to be working with Greenland Minerals and Energy on such a significant and exciting mining project. The scale and the quality of the resource make this a major mining project in global terms. Greenland Minerals and Energy have done an excellent job of defining a simple and low cost flowsheet which we will further design to Feasibility level. Through Tetra Tech we have the arctic experience and expertise to make the project a reality in the Greenland environment”