SNC-Lavalin to Build Acid Plant in Mexico

Canada-based global engineering company SNC-Lavalin has won a contract by Mexico's Minera y Metalurgica del Boleo, SA de CV (MMB) to build a US$120m sulphuric acid plant.

SNC is to oversee the engineering, project management and procurement services, including construction assistance for the 2,400t/d plant, to be built in Baja, Mexico.

The plant will be part of Mexico's largest copper-cobalt project to date, expected to produce an estimated 50,000t of copper and 1,850t of cobalt a year, said SNC.

The plant will include a heat recovery system (HRS), entitling SNC to carbon credits.

The complex is scheduled to begin operations in March 2010.

By staff writer