Fluor commenced the Cerro Verde Production Unit Expansion feasibility study, engineering, and procurement services from its Vancouver, Canada office in May 2010. The company's office in Lima, Peru supported the project's construction management operations.
Fluor′s scope of services included EPCM and commissioning for the new copper concentrator. Fluor was also responsible for procurement, construction management and commissioning for the freshwater pumping/piping system,the waste water treatment plant, tailing starter dam and the tailing handling/distribution and reclaim water recovery systems that were designed by others.
The power supply and distribution systems were performed by a third party under an EPC agreement with Fluor responsible for Construction Management and Commissioning.
Fluor leveraged its project knowledge and Peruvian project execution experience, gained from the original Cerro Verde concentrator project, which is considered one of the industry's most cost-effective concentrator plants.