A Fluor-AECOM-GIBB joint venture (“FLAG”) has secured a 4-year contract to provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services for the delivery of a new manganese bulk terminal at the Port of Ngqura in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa.
The contract comprises two phases:
- Detailed design services and the preparation of critical procurement packages.
- Full execution services comprising project management, procurement, construction management (including safety) and commissioning.
The contract value totals approximately R610m. The project commenced in December 2014 and is scheduled to conclude in January 2019. Commissioning is due to be complete in October 2018.
The South African Manganese Mining Industry is anticipating a strong growth in export demand in the coming years. In line with the global uses, needs and demands for manganese, the proposed manganese export facility at the Port of Ngqura and Coega IDZ was conceptualised based on the need to secure and enhance the manganese export potential and concurrent supply to the international market. The proposed development is required to service the Manganese Mining Sector in South Africa in terms of exporting and future development, as well as to provide new mining companies with access to an efficient export facility.