Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has signed a contract with Oyu Tolgoi LLC to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the next stage in the development of the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia, the Oyu Tolgoi Underground Project.
Jacobs is responsible for EPCM services to implement the materials handling systems for the new underground mine and associated surface and underground infrastructure. The project is being delivered over a five- to seven-year period and is expected to provide substantial employment and business opportunities in Mongolia.
In making the announcement, Jacobs President and CEO Steve Demetriou said, “We are very proud to be associated with what is a landmark project for Oyu Tolgoi, Mongolia and the global mining landscape. The Oyu Tolgoi Underground Project is one of the largest mining projects worldwide. We are excited at the opportunity to contribute significant value to our client and the nation of Mongolia.”
First draw bell production from the underground mine is expected in 2020. Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services.