Fluor to design, build Quellaveco copper project in Peru


Fluor Corporation (FLR) has received the full notice to proceed for the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) of Anglo American’s Quellaveco copper project in the Moquegua region in the south of Peru. The project will be an open pit mine that will process 127,500 tonnes-per-day of ore via conventional crushing, grinding and flotation technology to produce 300,000 tonnes of copper per year. First copper production is expected in 2022. The majority of work takes place at an elevation of 3,000 meters (9,842 ft.) above sea level. Fluor will pre-assemble certain structures to improve safety and quality by increasing the amount of work in a controlled environment at lower elevations. Read More

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie said that it will distribute the biodegradable emollients from Biosynthis to the cosmetics and cleaning sectors. The raw materials from the French manufacturer will primarily serve as a natural alternative to synthetical emollients, and will be distributed by Biesterfeld in the DACH region, in Eastern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula. Biosynthis’ portfolio comprises a series of products that are light in texture, suitable for every application in cosmetics (be it in skincare, hair care, or decorative cosmetics), and have a pleasant smell. Two highlights are Vegelight and Viscoplast.Read More

Wood has been awarded a new contract by Woodside to support the execution of concept definition for the proposed Scarborough upstream development, offshore Western Australia. Secured under a long-standing master services agreement, this latest contract extends Wood’s 35-year relationship with Woodside across their asset portfolio. Concept definition level engineering associated with the floating production unit, subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines, flow assurance and overall system integration of the upstream development, will be delivered by Wood’s specialist field development studies team in Houston, US and Perth, Australia. Read More

Engineers and operators responsible for accurately measuring gas production from digester tanks at municipal or industrial wastewater treatment operations can depend on the rugged ST100 Series Thermal Flow Meter to provide precision mass flow measurement. The accurate measurement is important for process productivity and environmental regulations reporting. With no moving parts, simple insertion-style design, and comprehensive, global HazEx approvals, it is an ideal solution for digester gas flow measurement. Read More