International engineering and project management company AMEC, together with Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co (HDEC) and Hyundai Rotem Company (HRC), has been awarded the Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) for Rex Minerals’ Hillside project in South Australia. The ECI contract includes production of the project execution strategy, schedule and price for the main Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) works.

AMEC has a long association with Hillside, having previously completed the pre-feasibility and definitive feasibility study phases for the project.

“AMEC is proud of its involvement with the Hillside project and we are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with Rex Minerals,” says AMEC’s executive vice president, Asia Pacific, Garry Dryburgh. “Drawing on our world-class project execution skills, we look forward to working closely with Hyundai and our client in shaping what will be one of the largest copper projects to be developed in Australia.”

The Hillside project is on the mid-eastern coast of the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. Once completed, the project will annually deliver an average of up to 100,000 tonnes of copper equivalent production over its expected 15 plus year mine life.

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. AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets and employs more than 29,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide.

HDEC, as a member of the Hyundai Motor Group, since its establishment in 1947, has led the history of the construction industry in Korea over 66 years. Ever since advancing to the overseas market in 1965 with Thailand’s Pattani Narathiwat Highway Project, HDEC has become a leading player in the world construction market, carrying out total 781 projects in 56 countries.

HRC, as a member of the Hyundai Motor Group, has contributed to Korea’s key heavy industries for more than 40 years, in the sectors of railway systems, defence systems and plant & machinery. HRC had successfully participated in Hyundai Steel Phase 1, 2 and 3 projects in Dangjin, Korea by manufacturing and supplying equipment such as raw material handling facilities and steel plant equipment. Based on such experience, HRC will be integral in the fabrication, supply and procurement of equipment and associated steel structures as well as piping, electrical and instrumentation scopes for the Hillside Copper Project.

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