AMEC awarded EPCM contract for Rainy River project in Ontario


29 April 2014 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, announced that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by Rainy River Resources Ltd. (Rainy River) for the Rainy River Project, an advanced-stage gold project located in the District of Fort Frances in Western Ontario. The value of AMEC’s contract has not been announced.

140429-pmwj22-rainy-river-IMAGEAMEC has extensive expertise in gold mines worldwide and a long history working with Rainy River’s parent company, New Gold Inc., from studies through execution. Furthermore, AMEC has provided environmental consulting support services for the Rainy River Project since 2011.

Under the new contract, AMEC will manage all detailed design and implementation activities through to pre-commissioning. The project scope includes a greenfield, open-pit gold mine, a processing plant and ancillary facilities to support a 21,000 tonne-per-day gold leach plant. Current plans are to develop an underground mine after the start of commercial production.

Bob Stanlake, President of AMEC’s Mining & Metals operation commented: “We are extremely pleased to have been selected by Rainy River to provide EPCM services to the Rainy River Project. AMEC and New Gold teams have worked together successfully in the past on projects such as New Afton and Blackwater, and we share a common set of values and objectives that will support a successful outcome at the Rainy River Project.”

AMEC (LSE: AMEC) is a focused supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management services to its customers in the world’s oil and gas, mining, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets. With annual revenues of some Cdn$6.4 billion, AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets and employs over 27,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide. See www.amec.com.

New Gold Inc. is an intermediate gold mining company. The company has a portfolio of four producing assets and three significant development projects. The New Afton Mine in Canada, the Cerro San Pedro Mine in Mexico, the Mesquite Mine in the United States and the Peak Mines in Australia provide the company with its current production base. In addition, New Gold owns 100% of the Blackwater and Rainy River projects, both in Canada, as well as 30% of the El Morro project located in Chile. New Gold’s objective is to continue to establish itself as a leading intermediate gold producer, focused on the environment and sustainability. For further information on the company, please visit www.newgold.com.

Source: AMEC