Sirius Resources has appointed GR Engineering Services Limited as preferred tenderer for the design and construction of its mineral processing and paste fill plant facilities for the Nova Nickel Project located in the Fraser Range, Western Australia.
According to GR Engineering’s announcement, the proposed schedule, engineering and detailed design is expected to start in the second quarter of 2015, with construction scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter.
GR Engineering’s Managing Director, Mr Geoff Jones said their involvement in the massive Nova Nickel Project was a testament to the quality of GE Engineering’s technical and operational capabilities.
“We are proud to be associated with Sirius and we look forward to our involvement in the development of the Nova Nickel Project, one of the most significant Australian base metal resources developments of recent times. GR Engineering has demonstrated that it has the technical and operational capabilities to successfully deliver the project and looks forward to working with Sirius to achieve this outcome,” Mr Jones said.
“In a short time, Sirius has advanced the Nova Nickel Project from discovery to development, a testament to the quality of the project and the management team involved. We look forward to working with Sirius and playing an important role in the development of the project.”
The huge Nova deposit was discovered in 2012 and Sirius believes it will be ready to deliver first production in late 2016. The total cost for the development of the project is expected to reach the A$443 million mark, including a contingency of A$22 million.