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Tenke Fungurume Mine

Tenke Fungurume Mine

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. | Democratic Republic of Congo | 2011–2012

125,000 to 190,000 tpa

increase in copper production

10,000 to 20,000 tpa

increase in cobalt production

Remote location

with limited transport access

Brownfield project

Challenges

  • Extremely short project schedule to maximize the return on investment.
  • Construction within an operating plant.
  • Location presented challenges regarding the importation of equipment, materials, and skilled labor.

Solutions

  • Completed detailed engineering and procured equipment. Construction-support services, such as field engineering and cost/progress reporting, also provided.
  • Major new process equipment and facilities employed or constructed, including: new high-grade pregnant leach-solution clarifier; four new solvent-extraction mixer-settlers; new electrowinning tankhouse; upgraded reagent processing and distribution system.

Hightlights

  • Our experts worked with Freeport-McMoRan as an integrated team.

Project numbers

125,000 to 190,000 tpa increase in copper production
10,000 to 20,000 tpa increase in cobalt production

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