Concentrators - Ausenco

Concentrators - Ausenco


Minerals Processing



Ausenco is a leading global provider

of engineering and project management

services to the resource and energy sectors.

We combine ingenuity with insight to deliver

effective end-to-end solutions for our clients.

Our professionals offer expertise across every

aspect of the resource and energy sectors

— in areas including mineral processing;

pipelines; transportation systems; ports and

terminals; infrastructure; and conventional,

renewable and alternative energies. We’re also

experts in optimising performance through

tailored operations and maintenance solutions,

and in providing environmental and

sustainability strategies that deliver benefits

for projects, communities and the environment.

We’re skilled in every phase of the project

lifecycle. From initial concept through to

operation, our people can assess, plan, cost,

design and construct ingenious solutions

that add value and support your return

on investment.

We’ve set a world benchmark in developing with

our client the ‘lowest cost per tonne’ copper-gold

concentrator for our Phu Kham project in Laos.

Delivering solutions across the full

project lifecycle

Ausenco has a long track record in the

successful delivery of cost-effective and

high performance minerals processing

projects globally. We specialise in the

engineering, procurement, construction

management, project management,

commissioning and operation of mineral

processing plants and have experience in

all aspects of project development.

We offer quality services for each project,

including high-level process engineering

expertise, management of feasibility studies,

and complete services through trusted

alliances and joint ventures.

Through a unique combination of experience

and expertise, we have designed and delivered

challenging and complex concentrator projects

across a range of commodities, often in remote

locations with difficult logistics.

We also have extensive experience in delivering

large EPC and EPCM concentrator projects and

have the ability, knowledge and expertise to

manage our clients’ projects on their behalf, in a

timely manner and within the allocated budget.

Ingenious concentrator solutions

Ausenco is internationally recognised for its

concentrator expertise in the provision of

innovative cost-effective designs.

We are committed to maximising our clients’

return on investment, and strive to offer the

most cost-effective strategies to achieve this.

Our track record includes developing the world’s

‘lowest cost per tonne’ copper-gold concentrator

based project, in close consultation with

our client.

Our expertise includes:

• coal

• molybdenum

• copper (and gold)

• auriferous pyrite

• magnetite/hematite

• lead/zinc

• mineral sands.

We provide a complete range of services,

with the capability to engineer both large

and small concentrators, and all on-site and

off-site infrastructure, including water and

waste-management dams, diversion channels,

and associated facilities.



Float cells, Phu Kham Copper–Gold

Project, Laos


Phu Kham Copper–Gold Project, Laos

Our experience


Phu Kham Copper–Gold



Laos, South East Asia


Pan Australian

Resources Limited




Ausenco was the EPCM

contractor for design,

construction and

commissioning of a

12 Mt/y Phu Kham copper

concentrator, located

approximately 100 km

north-east of the Laos

capital, Vientiane.

We undertook engineering,

procurement and construction

management, and developed

process facilities for

the project.

Project highlights included:

• more than three million

man-hours worked without

a lost-time incident

• project completed on

schedule and on budget

• successful execution of

logistics and freight tasks

throughout monsoonal

wet season.


Lumwana Copper Project


North Western Province,



Equinox Minerals Limited




Lumwana is the largest copper

project of its kind in Africa.

Ausenco’s scope included the

design, supply, construction

and commissioning of a

20 Mt/y copper concentrator,

including associated

on-site and off-site

infrastructure, water and

waste-management systems,

dams, diversion channels,

and associated facilities.

Project highlights included:

• the work was completed

on a lump sum EPC basis

• largest single financing

project in Zambian history

• logistics and freight

executed without delay and

procurement networks

successfully established

in South Africa

• peak construction

workforce of 2,300, with

90% local Zambian labour.


Constancia Copper Project


Andes Mountains,

southern Peru


HudBay Minerals Inc.




The 76,000 t/d Constancia

Copper Project is located in

the Andes at approximately

4,000 m elevation, south

of Cusco and north-east

of Arequipa.

The $1.5 billion project is

currently under construction.

Ausenco is providing EPCM

services for the concentrator

including processes for both

copper and molybdenum

concentrate production.

The plant represents a costeffective

solution to South

American concentrator design.

To learn more about our experience in concentrators, contact us via

email or visit our website


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