Canadian Manufacturing

SNC-Lavalin wins $21.7M mine construction contract in Mozambique

Company to build processing plant piping system for Australian-backed graphite mine in southeast Africa

August 25, 2016  by Canadian Staff

MONTREAL—Quebec-based engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin Inc. has won a $21.7 million contract to build mechanical and piping systems for a greenfield mine in southeast Africa.

The company announced Aug. 24 it has signed an agreement with a Mozambiquan subsidiary of Australian miner Syrah Resources Ltd. for work on a processing plant at the new graphite mine. The contract covers structural mechanical and piping construction services, including piping supply and platework, for the plant, which is designed to process more than 350,000 tons of graphite per year.

The Balama Graphite Project is currently under development in the northeastern Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique and has an expected lifespan of 40 years.

SNC said its Kentz Field Operations team will be responsible for the project.